Trea Turner lands on 10-day IL with broken finger

Nationals shortstop Trea Turner walks off the field after suffering an injury.
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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday after breaking his right index finger in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies. 

Trea Turner officially placed on the 10-day injured list with a broken right index finger.

— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) April 3, 2019

Adrian Sanchez was called up from Triple-A Fresno to take Turner's place on the roster, and had quite the journey getting to Nationals Park for Wednesday's afternoon game versus Philadelphia. 

Adrian Sanchez’s recent itinerary...SAT: Left FloridaSUN: Arrived in FresnoTUE, 6 pm: Told he was getting called up11:15 pm: Fresno to ChicagoWED, 7 am: Chicago to DC10:30 am: Arrived at Nats Park(Asked if he knows what day it is, he answered: “Tuesday?”)

— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) April 3, 2019

Turner was off to perhaps the hottest start in the Nats lineup, batting .357 with two home runs, four RBI, four runs scored and four stolen bases in the first four games of the season. 

Sanchez has played in 62 games over the past two seasons with the Nats, the versatile infielder batting .271 and driving in 14 runs in his MLB career thus far. 

Additionally, veteran infielder Howie Kendrick is nearing a return from his hamstring injury, and could be activated as soon as Thursday.

Howie Kendrick says he’s healthy and ready to go. Played in 5-6 minor league games in Florida, doesn’t think he needs a rehab assignment now. Eligible to be activated tomorrow.

— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) April 3, 2019

Rizzo said they’ll wait to see how today plays out, but he doesn’t believe Kendrick needs a rehab assignment. Sure looks like he’ll be active tomorrow in NY.

— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) April 3, 2019

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