Turner 'getting better' but not ready to swing
Dodgers third baseman rehabbing broken left wrist
LOS ANGELES -- Justin Turner said on Saturday he still has not begun swinging a bat, clarifying a miscommunication that resulted in Friday reports that he was hitting off a tee.
Turner said he still has pain making certain movements, but emphasized that his fractured left wrist continues to heal without a setback.
"It's getting better every day and it's been a good week as far as range of motion and pain tolerance, but not there yet," Turner said to reporters. "When I hit a ball off a tee, I'll be the first one to stand here and let you guys know. I'll send a tweet and tag you guys. Maybe you can get some followers."
Turner suffered the small, non-displaced fracture when hit by a Kendall Graveman pitch on March 19. He will hit the five-week mark on Monday and was originally told a fracture takes about six weeks to calcify.
In Turner's absence, the Dodgers have started John Forsythe, James Farmer, Enrique Hernandez and Player Page for Max Muncy at third base. Combined, the third basemen rank 15th in the NL with a .174 average and 14th with a .551 OPS.
Stewart set for callup?
Manager Dave Roberts said on Saturday said he won't announce a starting pitcher for Monday night until Sunday, but it's looking like Brock Stewart could get a callup from Triple-A Oklahoma City to face the Marlins at Dodger Stadium.
Roberts said it won't be a bullpen game and a current Dodgers reliever won't start, which would leave Stewart and Walker Buehler as the most likely candidates.
Buehler is still listed as Sunday's starter for Oklahoma City, having last pitched on Monday. Stewart last pitched on Wednesday and Monday would be his regular day to start, but he is not listed as an OKC probable for either Monday or Tuesday.
Stewart threw 5 2/3 innings and 85 pitches in his last start, while Buehler went four innings and threw 80 pitches in his last outing.