Nationals shortstop Trea Turner to DL with hamstring injury

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Monday with a hamstring strain.

Turner, 23, was removed from Washington's game Saturday in the first inning with hamstring tightness.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said the decision was made easier by the new, shorter DL rule.

"I think baseball did one of the best things they've done in a long time,'' Baker said of the change, which cut the minimum DL stay from 15 days to 10 for non-concussion-related injuries. The new rule is a part of MLB's collective bargaining agreement finalized last fall.

The DL stint is retroactive to Sunday, ahead of Monday's series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Nationals recalled Michael Taylor from Triple-A Syracuse,

Turner finished runner-up for National League rookie of the year last season behind Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager. Turner batted .342 with 13 homers, 40 RBIs and 33 steals in 324 plate appearances.

This season, Turner had three hits in his first 19 at-bats, but he had three steals.

"I can't rush back. I can't do anything stupid,'' Turned said. "So I think it's probably good for me, because I definitely would try to talk my way back in early.''

The Associated Press contributed to this report.