The Los Angeles Dodgers suffered a third consecutive loss on Tuesday night, but more pressing is the status of Logan Forsythe and Justin Turner. Each was hit by a pitch from Colorado Rockies starter Kyle Freeland; Forsythe on his right foot in the first inning, and Turner on his left hand in the fifth.
Forsythe was removed in the third inning and diagnosed with a contusion on his right big toe. Turner remained in the game, and contributed to the Dodgers’ efforts to mount a comeback by hitting an RBI single in the ninth.
Forsythe underwent x-rays, the results of which were described as “inconclusive” by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. Turner also had an x-ray taken, which came back negative. Roberts said both players would be re-evaluated on Wednesday.
On Saturday, Forsythe was removed early due to hamstring tightness. He was held out of Sunday’s lineup, though returned Monday. Roberts preferred to sit the veteran infielder an additional game, but Forsythe was confident he was healthy.
Turner has been hit by pitch five times this season, good for second in the Majors. While he remained in the game, Turne sported a soft pad on his left hand in subsequent at-bats.
If Forsythe or Turner are forced to the disabled list, the Dodgers presumably would recall Chris Taylor from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Roberts didn’t rule out a roster move prior to the team concluding the homestand Wednesday.