If everything goes according to plan, the
Turner has been on the disabled list since June 29 with a strained left hamstring but is making good progress. He will begin a rehab assignment as the designated hitter with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.
“Everything feels good,” Turner said before Saturday’s game against the
The rehab assignment comes on the heels of a running test in Los Angeles on Saturday, the last test Turner had to pass before he could play in a game. According to Turner and Manager
"Of course, you can't really simulate game speed, but I felt as close to 100% as I could be," Turner said.
Added Mattingly: "We'll see how everything goes, but he's starting to look good. Our wish would be for him to be ready for St. Louis. We'll see how that goes, though."
Turner could play in multiple minor league games during the All-Star break, but it’s more about the at-bats than the games. He’s aiming for 18-20 at-bats, and if the hamstring continues to feel good, he’ll be back with the Dodgers on July 18 against the
The versatile Turner has played three infield positions for the Dodgers this season and is having one of the best statistical seasons of his career, hitting .302 in 159 at-bats.