“We got a new guy!” one stated.
“Hey, new guy!” one other hollered.
New for 2018, anyway. And most welcome, given the state of the Dodgers.
They activated Turner, an All-Star third baseman final 12 months, and second baseman Logan Forsythe from the 10-day disabled checklist, and each have been within the lineup for Tuesday night time’s sport at Miami.
Turner was to make his season debut after breaking his left wrist in spring coaching. Forsythe had been sidelined since April 14 due to proper shoulder irritation.
“The lineup looks better,” supervisor Dave Roberts stated. “It looks deeper. JT is an All-Star. He’s a presence in the lineup. It makes me a better manager when he’s in the lineup.”
Turner stated he and Forsythe cannot trigger a turnaround by themselves — and should not strive.
“It’s just understanding one guy can’t come in and drive in 100 runs in one game,” Turner stated. “It’s going to take all 25 of us.”
Even so, Turner stated he is desirous to do no matter he can to assist.
“It was exciting to wake up this morning and come to the field and get back into the routine of playing a game,” he stated. “I’m definitely excited to be back.”
Turner batted .322 final 12 months. Forsythe hit solely .224, however had six RBI in the course of the postseason to assist the Dodgers attain Sport 7 of the World Collection.
“JT and I talked about it — with us being back, it’s similar to what our chemistry was last year,” Forsythe stated. “It gives us depth, and I think we’re both just happy to be healthy.”
Los Angeles optioned infielder-catcher Kyle Farmer and outfielder Tim Locastro to Triple-A Oklahoma Metropolis.