Nationals SS Turner heads to 10-day IL with broken finger
Wilmer Difo took Turner’s spot in the infield for Washington’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. Second baseman Brian Dozier was moved up to bat in Turner’s No. 2 spot in the lineup.
Turner took a ball off his finger while trying to bunt in the first inning of Philadelphia’s 8-2 victory Tuesday night.
To replace him on the 25-man roster, the Nationals recalled infielder Adrián Sanchez from Triple-A Fresno. With Washington’s new top minor league affiliate based on the other side of the country, Sanchez left Tuesday evening, flew from California to Chicago, caught a connection, and landed in Washington on Wednesday morning.
The Nationals plan to active utility player Howie Kendrick off the IL on Thursday, when Washington opens a three-game series at the New York Mets.
Matt Adams, who left Tuesday’s loss with back spasms, could be available to pinch hit Wednesday.