Phillies’ Star SS Trea Turner Out for 6 Weeks With Hamstring Strain

Trea Turner with the Washington Nationals in 2018
Trea Turner with the Washington Nationals in 2018. Photo by Canadian Press/REX/Shutterstock (9717852r)

The Philadelphia Phillies will have to play out a significant chunk of the 2024 campaign without their star shortstop, Trea Turner. Speaking with reporters on Saturday, Turner said that he is dealing with a hamstring strain, which will sideline him for at least six weeks.

Turner got hurt while going from second base to home plate during Friday’s 4-3 win over the San Francisco Giants. The Phillies placed him on the 10-day injured list while recalling infielder Kody Clemens from Triple-A affiliate Lehigh Valley.

Turner told reporters that the six-week timeframe is an optimistic projection and it “would be a win” if he manages to return before that.

“It could have been a lot worse than it was,” Turner added. “It is what it is.”

Trea Turner has been one of the best players in baseball this season and was named National League Player of the Week back in April. He is hitting .343, seventh best batting percentage in the majors, and has the second most hits in the NL with 47. Turner also added two home runs, nine RBIs, and has 10 stolen bases in 33 games.

With Turner out, the Phillies are expected to turn to Edmundo Sosa at shortstop. The veteran played nine games this season, batting .286 with one homer and two RBIs.

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