The collective healing of the Washington Nationals continued Tuesday when the team activated shortstop Trea Turner from the 60-day disabled list — and Manager Dusty Baker immediately wrote him in to the top spot in his lineup. If the Nationals and Miami Marlins play — and a day of drenching rain might wash the game out — Turner will be leading off and playing shortstop for the first time since June 29.
That day, Turner took a pitch off the wrist from Cubs’ reliever Pedro Strop in his last at-bat of a four-game series in which he went 6 for 14 and stole seven bases. The Nationals have lacked their regular leadoff man ever since, piecing lineups together with a combination of Michael A. Taylor, Brian Goodwin (who has also since gone on the DL), Wilmer Difo and others.
That group compiled a .297 on-base percentage and a .757 on-base plus slugging (OPS) in the two months without Turner. At the time of his injury, Turner — who looked to be just finding his rhythm after a slow start — had an on-base percentage of .324 and
Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/nationals-journal/wp/2017/08/29/nationals-activate-ss-trea-turner-after-missing-two-months-with-broken-wrist/
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