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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed infielder Justin Turner on the 10-day disabled because of a strained groin and recalled outfielder Alex Verdugo from Triple-A Oklahoma City before Monday night's game against the Phillies.
Newly acquired Manny Machado is moving from shortstop to third base to replace Turner. The four-time All-Star was acquired from Baltimore last week. He switched to shortstop, his original position, this season with the Orioles after winning two Gold Gloves at third.
Machado has stated he prefers to stay at shortstop, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he's on board with changing positions while Turner is out.
Turner was injured Sunday against Milwaukee. He's batting .259 with five homers and 20 RBIs for the NL West leaders. Turner made his season debut on May 15 after his left wrist was broken by a pitch in spring training.
Verdugo batted .265 (9 for 34) with four doubles in nine games with the Dodgers earlier this season. He hit .349 with eight homers and 37 RBIs at Triple-A.
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