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Turner back in lineup after hit by pitch

X-rays negative on Dodgers third baseman's forearm
September 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS --- Third baseman Justin Turner was back in Dodgers' lineup on Sunday night after being hit by a pitch on the left forearm on Saturday.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said X-rays were negative, although Turner is battling some discomfort."He took some swings. It's sore," Roberts said. "He's padded up,

ST. LOUIS --- Third baseman Justin Turner was back in Dodgers' lineup on Sunday night after being hit by a pitch on the left forearm on Saturday.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said X-rays were negative, although Turner is battling some discomfort.
"He took some swings. It's sore," Roberts said. "He's padded up, so fortunately it got him in one of those spots. Outside of that, we're in good shape."
Turner, who had three of the Dodgers' 16 hits in their 17-4 victory on Saturday, began Sunday batting .318 with 13 homers, 47 RBIs and a team-high .415 on-base percentage.

Urias' debut
Julio Urias made his 2018 debut on Saturday, pitching a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout.
"I was encouraged," Roberts said. "I loved the fastball command and the delivery looked pretty good. The velocity was fine. I think he missed on a couple of changeups, but the way it was coming out, it was really encouraging.
"Now that he has that outing out of the way, I feel better about him going forward."

Urias had anterior capsule surgery on his left shoulder in June 2017. The lefty prepared for Saturday by pitching in eight rehab games with three Dodgers Minor League affiliates.
Urias, 22, was 5-2 with a 3.39 ERA in 18 games (15 starts) as a rookie last season. He had 84 strikeouts in 77 innings.
Roberts said he would feel comfortable using Urias in the series against the Rockies that begins Monday night in Los Angeles.
"I can't say what spot," Roberts said. "He's strong and healthy. I feel good about putting him in there in essentially any spot."

David Wilhelm is a contributor to MLB.com.