The Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon reinstated infielders Justin Turner and Logan Forsythe from the 10-day disabled list and optioned infielder/catcher Kyle Farmer and outfielder Tim Locastro back to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Turner will make his 2018 debut this evening after suffering a fractured wrist after being hit by a pitch on March 19 during Cactus League play. In two rehab games with the Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, he went 0-for-6 with one walk. In 15 spring training games, the 2017 All-Star hit .333 (12-for-36) with two home runs, three RBI and a .970 OPS. Turner finished the 2017 season with a .322 batting average, 21 home runs and 71 RBI and was awarded co-MVP of the NLCS.
Forsythe, who missed 25 games since his last start on April 14, appeared in three rehab games with the Quakes, going 1-for-10 with a double. In 12 games prior to his injury this season, Forsythe was 8-for-46 (.174) with two runs, two doubles, one home run and four RBI.
Farmer, 27, has appeared in 30 games this season, batting .230 with six RBI, while hitting .357 (5-for-14) as a pinch hitter.
Locastro, 25, appeared in eight games with the Dodgers this season, going 2-for-11 with one stolen base.
(Lauren Douglas provided the information furnished in this report)
2 thoughts on “Dodgers Activate Justin Turner, Logan Forsythe”
Will the Dodgers finally leave Forsythe be at 2B and not do anymore harm to him by playing him at other positions that he’s not really comfortable with??? I certainly hope so this time around…
With Turner back the team can return to the thunder platoon of Forsythe and Utley at second base.