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Nationals to activate Trea Turner from disabled list on Tuesday


Nationals manager Dusty Baker said the club will activate shortstop Trea Turner from the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

Turner, 24, has been sidelined since late June with a fractured right wrist suffered when he was hit by a pitch. He’ll come back batting .279/.324/.422 with seven home runs, 32 RBI, 53 runs scored, and 35 stolen bases in 315 plate appearances.

The Nationals, who have a 13-game first-place lead in the NL East, just got Max Scherzer and Jayson Werth back. As long as the club is able to get Bryce Harper and Ryan Madson back before the postseason, they’ll feel good to go in October.

Wade Miley exits spring start with groin strain

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Attempting to make a play on a bunt during Wednesday’s split-squad game against the Athletics, Brewers starter Wade Miley suffered a strained left groin, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Miley will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. On the afternoon, he gave up two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in four innings.

Miley, 31, signed a minor league contract with the Brewers last month. He had been having a solid spring until last Friday, when he served up seven runs in three innings against the Reds. The lefty had been battling for a spot in the Brewers’ rotation but this injury may take him out of the running.

Last season with the Orioles, Miley made 32 starts spanning 157 1/3 innings, posting a 5.61 ERA with a 142/93 K/BB ratio.

With the Jake Arrieta, Lance Lynn, and Alex Cobb signings recently, many wondered why the Brewers didn’t make a move. They may regret not having done more.

In related news, reliever Boone Logan also left with an injury on Wednesday, per Haudricourt. The Brewers should have more on both players’ statuses later.