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Justin Turner's versatility has helped boost Dodgers
Justin Turner's versatility has helped boost Dodgers

Justin Turner's role with the Dodgers carries an unglamorous title: Utility player. Turner, a Cal State Fullerton product, has played every infield position this season, helping his injury-prone team to a comfortable advantage in the National League West. When all the Dodgers infielders are healthy — which hasn't been often — Turner typically will fill in as a pinch-hitter or on defense late in a game. But with third baseman Juan Uribe on the disabled list because of leg problems for the second time this season, Turner recently has been starting — and producing. His .313 batting average far surpasses the .256 career average he took into this season,...

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