Nationals’ Trea Turner breaks wrist after being hit by pitch

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner has a non-displaced fracture of his right wrist, the Nationals announced. “When I looked at it, it wasn’t swollen or whatever, so I don’t know if that’s a good sign or bad sign”. Stephen Drew is the most likely short-term replacement, and the Nationals have such a substantial division lead that they may try to just ride out the storm. Turner was hit by a pitch on his right arm near his wrist in the bottom of the seventh.

Turner went for X-rays after the game. It hurt to lob the ball, but it felt fine when I threw it basically as hard as I could or nearly full speed, so that’s why I stayed in there for a little bit.

“So I stayed in there a little bit, and then after a little while it started stiffening up on me so I figured I’d get out of there”. Turner on the season is batting.279/.324/.422 with seven home runs, mostly from the leadoff spot.

Earlier in this series, he stole four bases in the first three innings of a game, tying his franchise single-game record and becoming the first Major League player to steal four bases in a game twice in one season in two years. “Not in the hand or the wrist, which is never fun”.