Turner Fractured Wrist Won't Require Surgery

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers All-Star third baseman Justin Turner, who sustained a small non-displaced fracture of his left wrist on Monday night when hit by a Kendall Graveman pitch, revealed "good news" on Tuesday, telling he will not need to undergo surgery. Turner's wrist will be in a brace for a few days, after which he will begin range-of-motion exercises, Turner said.

Turner, who will open the season on the disabled list, was re-examined by a local hand specialist, Dr. Brian Shafer, on Tuesday.

Manager Dave Roberts said his initial thought was to move second baseman Logan Forsythe to third base and platoon at second with Chase Utley and Enrique Hernandez. He said he also could use catcher Austin Barnes at second base, as he occasionally has in the past.

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