Trea Turner injury update: Nationals play it safe, put shortstop on DL

Turner has been out since April 8 with a right hamstring injury.

The Nationals will not take any chances with their prized shortstop.

Trea Turner, who felt discomfort in his hamstring during Saturday's game, has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring strain.The DL stint is retroactive to Sunday.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker originally said Turner would only miss two to three days, but Washington has chosen to be extra cautious with its youngstar.

"If we didn't nip it in the bud right now, it might have lingered all season long," Baker told reporters Monday (via MASN).

Turner batted .342 with 13 homers, 40 RBIs and 33 steals in 324 plate appearances last season.

It's possible Turner, 23, will only miss eight games with off days filling in part of his required 10-day absence.

OutfielderMichael A. Taylor has been recalled from Triple-A to take Turner's place on the roster.

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