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Turner treated at hospital for infection on leg

Dodgers third baseman had been on antibiotics over the weekend

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was out of the lineup and in the emergency room Tuesday after trainers discovered an infection on his leg.

While there is still no official diagnosis, Turner was released from the hospital before the end of Tuesday's 2-0 loss to Oakland. Manager Don Mattingly said he was given antibiotics orally and through an IV. He is listed as day-to-day. 

"I actually had him in the lineup [Tuesday]. Then I heard about it, went to see him and they sent him to the emergency room," Mattingly said. "It kind of blew up and it wasn't very pretty."

Turner was replaced by Carl Crawford as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Mets, but Mattingly said it wasn't something that was affecting Turner over the weekend.

"It wasn't something anyone was worried about until he got here today," Mattingly said. "It was this itty bitty thing then it turned into something a little more dangerous."

Turner is hitting .323 this season and has 13 home runs with 44 RBIs.

Steve Bourbon is an associate reporter for
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