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Dodgers' Justin Turner Expected to Return to Lineup on Thursday

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is expected to return from the disabled list on Thursday.

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Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is expected to return from the disabled list on Thursday in the finale of the four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers, said manager Dave Roberts on Wednesday.

Turner has been dealing with a right groin strain for most of the month of July, but was placed on the 10-day disabled list after re-aggravating the injury on July 22nd.

Turner's absence has certainly been noticeable, especially in the recent offensive struggles by the team. The Dodgers have a total of just eight combined hits in their current three-game losing streak without the 2017 All-Star. 

"JT's presence in the lineup, his ability to drive in a run, to get on base, keep the line moving, is something we certainly miss," said Roberts.

Turner's return is expected to help a Dodgers' offense that has been atrocious against left-handed pitching this season. 

Similar to their 2016 campaign, the Dodgers are ranked near the bottom of the league (28 out of 30) against left-handed pitching in 2018 with an average of .224 against southpaws. 

The return of Turner, plus the recent additions of Manny Machado (.292) and Brian Dozier (.247) against ledt-handed pitching should help tremendously.

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