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Dodgers activate Justin Turner from DL

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OF Brett Eibner optioned to Triple-A

Miami Marlins v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers have third baseman Justin Turner back in the lineup on Friday night against the Reds, activating him from the disabled list after missing 19 games with a strained right hamstring.

Starting lineups

Pos Reds Pos Dodgers
Pos Reds Pos Dodgers
CF Hamilton (S) CF Taylor
SS Cozart SS Seager (L)
1B Votto (L) 3B Turner
3B Suarez LF Gutierrez
RF Schebler (L) 2B Forsythe
LF Kivlehan C Barnes
2B Peraza 1B Bellinger (L)
C Barnhart (S) RF Hernandez
P Garrett P Hill (L)
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT TV: SportsNet LA

He injured the hamstring on May 18 against the Marlins, trying to score from second base on a single. Turner was leading the league in batting average when he got hurt, hitting .379/.453/.493 with 13 doubles and one home run in 39 games.

Turner played in one rehab game with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday, then accumulated several at-bats in a simulated game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday.

In Turner’s absence, Dodgers third baseman — 12 starts from Logan Forsythe, five by Kiké Hernandez, and two starts from Chris Taylor — hit just .141/.274/.239 with four doubles and a home run. That includes just 1-for-28 with two walks in June from the hot corner.

The Dodgers were 12-7 in those 19 games.

The corresponding roster move to activate Turner was outfielder Brett Eibner getting optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Eibner is 6-for-33 with two home runs in 17 games, hitting .182/.250/.364. He started four games in center field, two games in right, and once in left.