Justin Turner was diagnosed with MRSA, a staph infection

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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

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.

Adeiny Hechavarría rejoins Braves on one-year, $1 million deal

Adeiny Hechavarría
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On Thursday, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that the Braves and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarría reunited on a one-year, $1 million contract.

Hechavarría, 30, began the season with the Mets but was released in mid-August and joined the Braves shortly thereafter. He enjoyed more success in Atlanta, albeit in a smaller sample size. In aggregate, Hechavarría hit .241/.299/.443 with nine home runs and 33 RBI over 221 trips to the plate. More importantly, he provided versatility with above-average defense.

The Braves are banking on Hechavarría doing more of the same in 2020 as a backup infielder. He will spell Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson, Johan Camargo, and Austin Riley as needed.