The Dodgers placed Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list Friday due to a lingering skin infection on his thigh caused by an ingrown hair.
Turner leads the Dodgers with a .323 batting average this season. Alex Guerrero is starting at third base tonight and will get the “lion’s share” of the starts there until Turner returns, manager Don Mattingly said.
“Alberto (Callaspo), we’ll probably use the same we have in the past: Match up and try to find the right guys for him,” Mattingly said.
Turner won’t be able to work out for a few days, Mattingly said, but is expected back once his 15 days are up.
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Don Mattingly was ejected for the fourth time this season Tuesday. (Associated Press photo)
ATLANTA — Home plate umpire James Hoye ejected Dodgers manager Don Mattingly in the eighth inning for arguing a strike called against Justin Turner.
Turner had some words for Hoye after the at-bat, which ended in a groundout, but he was not ejected. Mattingly then yelled at Hoye from the Dodgers’ dugout and was ejected from the game.
It was the fourth time Mattingly has been ejected this season, and the 19th time he’s been ejected in his career as a manager.
Here’s what he said after the game: