Quick Hits: Turner, Cardinals, Girsch, Shaw
Trea Turner is again within the Dodgers lineup for tonight’s important Sport 4 of the NLDS, regardless that Turner suffered a Grade 2 sprain in his proper ring finger in yesterday’s recreation, supervisor Dave Roberts advised reporters (together with Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Instances). Turner felt ok in pregame warmups to play, and play within the subject at shortstop, turning down Roberts’ possibility of solely performing because the designated hitter. X-rays have been damaging on Turner’s finger, and although Roberts stated Turner “would possibly take a day” with such an damage if it had occurred in regular-season play, it wasn’t something that will land a participant on the injured record.
The Dodgers can hardly afford to lose such a key common as they face elimination, down 2-1 to the Padres within the sequence. Turner has additionally been one in every of Los Angeles’ hottest bats within the sequence, with two homers and a 1.154 OPS over his 13 plate appearances. After singling within the eighth inning of Sport 3, Turner harm his finger whereas diving again to first base on a pickoff try.
Extra from round baseball…
- Normal supervisor Michael Girsch is one in every of a number of members of the Cardinals entrance workplace whose contracts are up now that the season is over, and president of baseball operations John Mozeliak advised reporters (together with Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Put up-Dispatch) that he’s hopeful of retaining all of the staffers. Girsch is probably the most distinguished identify, working within the group since 2006 and performing within the GM position since June 2017, when Mozeliak was additionally promoted from GM to the PBO place. Girsch’s historical past within the group and the Cardinals’ monitor file of current success would seemingly make it seemingly that he stays on a brand new contract, although that very same organizational success may additionally naturally make Girsch or different entrance workplace members engaging to different golf equipment seeking to make hires.
- The Guardians outrighted Bryan Shaw off their 40-man roster on the finish of the season, and he accepted the task fairly than choose free of charge company. In considerably uncommon trend, Shaw has additionally remained with the Guards all through their postseason run, performing as taxi squad depth and persevering with his season-long position as a mentor to Cleveland’s younger pitchers. “There’s no level in going house and simply sitting there. I might fairly keep right here with these guys, root everybody on, and be right here for ethical help,” Shaw advised Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Supplier. A veteran of 12 Main League seasons, Shaw had restricted success on the sphere this 12 months, posting a 5.40 ERA over 58 1/3 innings out of the Guardians’ bullpen.