Nationals shortstop Trea Turner suffers broken wrist, no timetable for return

Former Wolfpack standout was heating up with 22 stolen bases in June prior to injury

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Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner (7) leaps to make a throw to first base against the Chicago Cubs in the ninth inning at Nationals Park. The Nationals won 8-4.

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right wrist after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs Thursday night, according to the team.Turner, 23, was immediately taken to have X-rays where the fracture was revealed. There is currently no timetable for Turner’s return, via Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post.
Trea Turner has a broken right wrist. No timetable for a return.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) June 30, 2017
Turner, a first-round pick out of NC State, had one hit and two stolen bases in the game prior to the injury. After stealing 22 bases in June, Turner was leading the MLB in the category with 35, two more than Billy Hamilton of the Reds, to go along with his .279/.324/.422 clip, seven homers and 32 RBI.”When I looked at it, it wasn’t swollen or whatever so I don’t know if that’s a good sign or a bad sign,” Nationals manager Dusty Baker said.As for the Nationals, Stephen Drew will likely take over the starting role in Turner’s place. Drew is batting .340/.367/.491 with one homer and 15 RBI in 53 at-bats this season. Drew has been a serviceable player in the past, but is 34 years old and far from the threat on the basepaths that Turner is for the Nats.