The Dodgers were dealt some rotten luck tonight against the Diamondbacks, as Justin Turner and Juan Uribe suffered injuries on back-to-back plays.
Turner, who made the start at third base to give Uribe a day off, got spiked on his left hand on a hard slide from A.J. Pollock in the third inning. He was replaced by Uribe, who fielded a grounder off the bat of Paul Goldschmidt on the very next play and made a twisting throw across the diamond to get the out. However, he hurt himself while making the play and Alex Guerrero came up as a pinch-hitter in the next half-inning. Hot corner? More like hot potato corner. I’m sorry.
The good news is that both players are considered day-to-day. Turner was diagnosed with left finger stiffness and X-rays came back negative. Meanwhile, Uribe is dealing with left hamstring tightness.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo suffered what appeared to be an awful injury during Sunday’s game against the Pirates, twisting his ankle while attempting to field a bunt. An MRI revealed that he has a lateral sprain of his right ankle, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Rizzo will wear a walking boot for five to seven days before being reevaluated.
Given that there are only two weeks left in the regular season, it seems doubtful Rizzo would be able to return to aid the Cubs’ NL Wild Card chase. The club entered Monday leading the second Wild Card by a game over the Brewers.
Rizzo, 30, is batting .289/.404/.516 with 26 home runs, 93 RBI, and 88 runs scored in 592 plate appearances on the year. Victor Caratini started at first base for Monday’s game against the Reds. The Cubs may also use Ian Happ, Willson Contreras, and Jonathan Lucroy at first base while Rizzo is out.