LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was scratched from Tuesday night's lineup and sent to the emergency room after a pimple on his right leg became infected, according to manager Don Mattingly.
Trainers treated Turner with antibiotics over the weekend in New York when he brought the inflammation to their attention, but it grew worse on Monday and had become a source of major irritation by Tuesday.
"It had kind of blown up and wasn't very pretty," Mattingly said.
The team said it would release more information about Turner's medical condition after Tuesday night's game with the Oakland A's. He was replaced at third base by Alberto Callaspo and in the cleanup hole by Yasmani Grandal. Turner leads the Dodgers with a .323 batting average and .960 OPS.
Guerrero still a Dodger: Amid reports the Dodgers have been talking to teams about trades involving utility player Alex Guerrero, a source indicated Tuesday that Guerrero has not been approached about waving the opt-out clause in his contract. Guerrero can become a free agent after this season if he is traded, which would make him less appealing to rebuilding teams.