You’ll be seeing highlights of this play Anthony Rizzo made on Wednesday night for a very long time …
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has been on the disabled list since the end of July because of a bothersome skin infection on his right inner thigh.
He’s being going through baseball drills at Dodger Stadium over the last couple of days and could be activated as early as Thursday evening, but the 30-year-old revealed something rather troubling Wednesday in a discussion with the media …
#Dodgers Justin Turner said he was told he had MRSA, a type of staph infection that can be very difficult to treat, very serious if spreads
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 13, 2015
It’s obviously under control now, but staph infections are serious business around baseball clubhouses and other types of locker rooms because of the nature of what goes on inside those facilities and the way these infections spread. Turner was slashing .323/.387/.563 in 87 games before landing on the disabled list.
Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion is out of the lineup Wednesday for the third game in a row with a left middle finger injury that he suffered in late July.
The issue flared up over the weekend in New York and he hasn’t appeared in a game since Saturday. But it’s looking like EE will avoid the disabled list.
MLB.com’s Jamie Ross says that Encarnacion is scheduled to take batting practice prior to Thursday afternoon’s series finale against the A’s and could be inserted into the lineup if the workout goes well.
“It’s a little frustrating,” Encarnacion told reporters on Wednesday evening in Toronto. “The way I’ve been swinging the last couple of weeks, been swinging good, my timing is getting better, and now I’ve gotta deal with my finger. It’s tough.”
The 32-year-old is batting .251/.349/.476 with 21 home runs and 64 RBI this season for the Blue Jays, who are just a half-game back of the Yankees for first place in the American League East standings.