Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner suffered a broken left wrist after he was hit by a pitch during the first inning of Monday's spring training game against the Oakland Athletics, manager Dave Roberts announced postgame.
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Turner appeared to be in considerable pain on the ground while he was examined by the Dodgers' training staff. He would eventually walk off the field and undergo X-rays.
"There's a lot of good baseball players in here," Turner said, via Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. "I don't think we'll miss a beat."
The timetable for Turner's recovery will be clarified when he visits the doctor on Tuesday.
"Weeks are involved when you're talking about a fracture," Roberts stated.
The 33-year-old has developed into one of the Dodgers' best offensive players and is among the majors' premier third basemen. He was an All-Star for the first time last season and hit .322/.415/.530 with 21 home runs, 32 doubles, and 71 RBIs in 130 games.