Nationals place Turner on 10-day DL with strained hamstring

Trea Turner Leaves Game vs. Phillies with Apparent Leg Injury

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.

Coming into this season, Turner was-and still is-expected to follow through on his breakout debut in 2016. The hope was that Turner would be back sometime this week, but the youngster is going to take some additional time to heal up. The new rule is a part of MLB's collective bargaining agreement finalized last fall. The designation to the Disabled List was backdated to Sunday so Turner may miss only eight more games. He is 3 for 19 with a double and three stolen bases this season.

There's no indication that Turner will miss significant time due to the injury, as Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post tweets that the move merely allows the team to proceed with caution.




In past years, the loss of a lead-off hitter could have changed the complexion of the Nationals' lineup, but the arrival of centerfielder Adam Eaton reverses that trend.

The other factor that should help the Nationals is how the team has built its bench.

Turner has become the Nationals starting shortstop in 2017 and it has seemingly affected his offense so far. Stephen Drew will fill in at shortstop until he's back to full health. The speedier Difo, however, could get his share of at-bats before Turner returns. That's 20 players with 30 Major League Baseball teams.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Puts China In A Bind With Strikes During President's Visit
Apr 12, 2017 - 04:35
Trump accepted Xi's invitation to China later this year, state news agency Xinhua news agency cited officials as saying yesterday. A spokesperson for the North Korean Foreign Ministry said early this month the nation was "ready for war" with the United States.

Susan Rice's NSA demasking denials don't add up — Former CIA Analyst
Apr 12, 2017 - 04:29
The supposed "unmasking" of Trump's affiliates doesn't mean Rice revealed their identities either, according to the news network. Trump addressed the attack in a news conference earlier Wednesday, saying that the attack "crossed a lot of lines" for him.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize at Mar-a-Lago
Apr 12, 2017 - 04:28
The meeting of the leaders of the world's two largest economies was largely overshadowed by the USA missile strike on Syria. In two days, the leaders did not hold a joint press conference and spoke only briefly to those reporters present.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Police and public join forces to remember London victims
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:30
The police officer killed in the Westminster terror attack died after being stabbed in the chest, despite wearing body armour. Moving pics show a policeman wiping away tears as officers flocked to the bridge to pay tribute - many holding white roses.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bradley out of starting lineup for Red Sox, has MRI on knee
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:27
He was sent back to Boston for further evaluation and placed on the disabled list following the game on Monday. Bradley tripped and fell rounding first base but was able to walk off under his own power after falling down.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Out with the old? Outsider candidates rock French election
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:25
Le Pen portrayed her arch rival Macron as "the candidate of the vacuum, of nothing". He said "I am entitled to the presumption of innocence".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Major internet providers say will not sell customer browsing histories
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:24
The FCC rule was introduced back in October last year and was slated to come into effect later this year. According to tech experts, self-regulation may not protect consumer privacy at all .

Man screams while dragged from overbooked plane
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:22
All passengers were then asked to get off the plane and they later re-boarded. The CEO of United Airlines posted a statement on Twitter about the incident.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top TV news reporter axed over viral blooper
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:19
The story Newsreader's hilarious reaction to being caught "daydreaming" on-air first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald . I screw up so often during test shoots that it's a miracle we can cobble something together for a complete video.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New UN peace messenger Malala will promote girls' education
Apr 11, 2017 - 09:18
Malala paid tribute to her father, who attended the ceremony, and said unlike many fathers he never stopped her. I have second life for the goal of [pressing for] education and I'll continue working on [this issue].

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Schwarber, Zobrist homer in Cubs' 7-4 win over Brewers
Apr 10, 2017 - 02:37
The right-hander got a 4-6-3 double play to end a threat in the 10th after the Cubs put runners at first and second with one out. That cleared a roster spot for utility man Nick Franklin , who was claimed off waivers earlier in the week from Tampa.

North Korea says Syria airstrikes prove its nukes justified
Apr 10, 2017 - 02:36
A USA defense official said Saturday that the strike group will provide a show of presence in the region. The strikes followed Wednesday's suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held Syrian town which killed 89.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bernie Sanders Blasts Trump's Airstrike In Syria
Apr 10, 2017 - 02:34
Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders say the US must be wary of using military force in Syria. Both senators stopped short of criticizing Trump for authorizing air strikes Thursday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Serbia sweep into Davis Cup semi-finals
Apr 10, 2017 - 02:33
In his doubles win with Julien Benneteau against Jamie Murray and Dom Inglot, Mahut fired this ball back FROM THE STANDS. That's their strength, they have 10 players they can rotate and are unsafe on any surface".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung tips 48 percent jump in 1Q profit
Apr 10, 2017 - 02:33
Lee Jae-Yong, the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, was brought into the Seoul Central District Court bound and handcuffed. The hefty profits highlight Samsung's resilience after the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7 smartphone past year .