Dodgers' Turner suffers broken wrist after being hit by pitch
Rick Scuteri / USA TODAY Sports

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.

(Video courtesy: MLB.com)

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.

Roberts suggested Logan Forsythe will fill in for Turner at third base, while Cody Bellinger is likely to take over batting third in the lineup.

"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.

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