Dodgers’ Turner, Grandal to undergo arthroscopic surgeries

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal (left) and third baseman Justin Turner can take care of lingering injuries now that their season has come to an end.
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After playing with injuries for the latter stages of the season, Justin Turner and Yasmani Grandal are having their ailments remedied this week.

The Dodgers announced that Grandal had an arthroscopic procedure performed on the AC joint in his left shoulder on Wednesday morning and Turner will have an arthroscopic procedure performed on his knee on Thursday "to clean up loose bodies."

Both surgeries are being performed by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache, and both players are expected to be ready for spring training.

Turner had a breakout season with the Dodgers this year, hitting .294/.370/.491 with career highs of 16 home runs and 60 RBI. His carried his hot bat into the postseason, where he batted .526 with a 1.392 OPS and drove in four runs in five NLDS games.

Grandal began his first season in Los Angeles on a tear at the plate, but his shoulder injury, which he sustained while catching in Philadelphia in August, hampered his success for the remainder of the season. He finished the year with a .234 batting average, 16 home runs and 47 RBI.