Dodgers activate All-Star Trea Turner

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers activated All-Star Trea Turner and placed left-handed pitcher Victor González on the injured list with right knee inflammation, retroactive to August 4. The Dodgers transferred right-handed pitcher Jimmy Nelson to the 60-day injured list as he will have season-ending elbow surgery and a right flexor tendon repair.

 

Turner, 28, was acquired on July 30 along with Max Scherzer from the Washington Nationals in exchange for catcher Keibert Ruiz, pitchers Josiah Gray and Gerardo Carrillo and outfielder Donovan Casey. On the season, he is batting .322 (125-for-388) with 18 homers and 49 RBI in 96 games for the Nationals this season. The 2021 All-Star has been in the Major League parts of seven seasons and has slashed .300/.356/.486 with 93 homers and 306 RBI in 637 career games. He was a former first round selection by the San Diego Padres in 2014 as he was selected with the 13th overall pick out of North Carolina State University.

 

González, 24, heads to the injured list for the second time this season and has appeared in 42 games for the Dodgers this season. On the campaign, he is 3-1 with a 3.82 ERA (14 ER/33.0 IP) and 32 strikeouts against 19 walks. In two seasons with the Dodgers, he is 6-1 with a 2.87 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 53.1 innings. He was originally signed as an international free agent on July 2, 2012 by the Dodgers.

 

Nelson, 31, will miss the rest of the campaign with Tommy John surgery and a right flexor tendon repair. He appeared in 28 games (one start) for the Dodgers and went 1-2 with a 1.86 ERA (6 ER/29.0 IP) and 44 strikeouts. He made his lone start of the season for the Dodgers on May 16, going 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball against the Marlins. He is in his seventh Major League season and is a combined 34-48 with a 4.12 ERA in 147 games (118 starts).