Nationals

Trea Turner leaves game Saturday with hamstring tightness

Nationals

By Michaela Johnson

Shortstop Trea Turner exited Saturday’s game against the Phillies in the first inning with an apparent leg injury.

Turner led off the game with an infield single and stole second base. As he was advancing to third, he appeared to hurt his hamstring. A few minutes later he exited the game, replaced by Wilmer Difo.

Following the game, it was reported Turner did not pull or tear the hamstring. He said he felt tightness in his leg while running to third, and stopped to avoid causing further injury. A trainer confirmed there is “no defect in the muscle.”

Dusty Baker seemed optimistic in a post-game press conference, expecting Turner to return to the lineup in a couple of days.

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