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Washington Nationals place Trea Turner on 10-Day DL; Recall Michael A. Taylor

Trea Turner injured his hamstring on Saturday night and the Nationals placed the 23-year-old infielder on the 10-Day DL this afternoon.

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Dusty Baker talked after Sunday’s loss about the status of shortstop Trea Turner, who injured his hamstring in Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

“He’s feeling so-so,” Baker said.

“We’ll make a further evaluation tomorrow. He wasn’t available today. And speed is his game. We’ve got to get his legs right, so we’ll see tomorrow.”

Turner singled and appeared to injure his right hamstring while stealing second base in the second of three with the Phillies.

He stayed in and took third on a single by Daniel Murphy, but came out of the game at that point with what Baker said later was a hamstring issue.

This afternoon, the Nationals announced that Turner was being placed on the 10-Day DL with what a press release on the move described as a right hamstring strain.

The move is retroactive to April 9th.

With Turner sidelined, the Nationals recalled Michael A. Taylor from Triple-A Syracuse, bringing the outfielder back just two days after he was optioned to the Nationals’ top minor league affiliate to make room for Saturday’s starter, Jeremy Guthrie.

Turner, 23, has struggled at the start this season, going 3 for 19 with seven Ks in the first five games he’s played.

Taylor, 26, put together another impressive Spring, going 17 for 54 (.315/.327/.500) after struggling in the major last season.

He made the Opening Day roster, but didn’t play in the first few games before he was optioned out.

According to reports from Nationals Park today, Baker said that the addition of the 10-Day DL stint made the Nats’ decision with Turner easier: