Justin Turner is Dodgers’ nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

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LOS ANGELES ― In the past year, Dodgers 3rd baseman Justin Turner has added a World Series ringing and an All-Star Game quality to his résumé successful the past year.

A Roberto Clemente Award would beryllium a fitting addition.

Turner, 36, is the Dodgers’ nominee for the grant presented annually to “a subordinate who demonstrates the values Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente displayed successful his committedness to assemblage and knowing the worth of helping others.”

Clayton Kershaw (2012) and Steve Garvey (1981) are the lone Dodger players who person won the grant successful its 40-year history.

“Something we instrumentality a batch of pridefulness successful is giving backmost to the community, our community, giving backmost to radical who are little fortunate, helping radical get up aft getting knocked down, getting backmost connected their feet,” Turner said connected a Zoom with reporters Tuesday. “To beryllium the nominee connected this team, with a batch of guys who bash a batch of things successful our community, is truly peculiar and thing I don’t instrumentality for granted.”

Turner started his eponymous instauration successful 2016. At the time, helium learned from the examples of teammates who had their ain foundations regularly, namely Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and erstwhile New York Mets 3rd baseman David Wright.

Last year, Turner and his woman Kourtney selected antithetic restaurants and ordered thousands of meals to beryllium delivered to the Los Angeles Dream Center, which fed much than 12,000 individuals per time astatine the tallness of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More precocious Turner has been a sounding committee for younger teammates – including Chris Taylor – who person begun their ain foundation work. It’s a satisfying communicative arc for Turner, who re-signed with the Dodgers successful February connected a two-year, $34 million contract.

“There’s conscionable an astonishing magnitude of prime quality beings successful our clubhouse who get it, who cognize it’s bigger than baseball,” Turner said. “It’s bully to spot the younger guys pursuing suit, and making their interaction connected others’ lives successful immoderate mode they take to bash so.”

Turner and the different 29 nominees volition beryllium officially recognized Wednesday. Sept. 15 was established arsenic “Roberto Clemente Day” by Major League Baseball to grant the precocious Hall of Famer’s bequest arsenic a humanitarian.

Fans tin vote online for the victor of the grant until Oct. 3.


Outfielder AJ Pollock (strained close hamstring) volition instrumentality simulated at-bats this play successful Los Angeles erstwhile the remainder of the squad travels to Cincinnati, Manager Dave Roberts said. Then, Pollock volition enactment successful Complex League games astatine Camelback Ranch successful Glendale, Arizona.

Taylor missed his 4th consecutive crippled with a cervix injury. The Dodgers had 3 steadfast presumption players connected their bench: Albert Pujols, Matt Beaty and Austin Barnes.

Kershaw reported nary sick effects 1 time aft helium threw 50 pitches crossed 4⅓ innings, his archetypal commencement since sustaining an elbow wounded connected July 3. Roberts said the left-hander volition instrumentality his adjacent crook successful the rotation connected docket Sunday successful Cincinnati.

“He was astir apt much mentally and emotionally taxed than physically,” Roberts said of Kershaw.


The Dodgers activated alleviation pitcher Kenley Jansen from the paternity database and optioned Mitch White to Triple-A. Jansen and his woman Gianni welcomed a babe girl, Key’Gia Keziah, connected Sunday. … A video tribute to peculiar advisor Rick Honeycutt aired earlier Tuesday’s game. Honeycutt, the Dodgers’ pitching manager from 2006-19, was successful municipality aft Dodger Stadium paid tribute to Tommy Lasorda connected Monday. … Pitcher Max Scherzer was the Washington Nationals’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. The Dodgers acquired Scherzer from the Nationals arsenic portion of a four-player commercialized connected July 30.


Dodgers (LHP Julio Urías, 17-3, 2.98 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks (TBA), Wednesday, 7:10 p.m., SportsNet LA, ESPN, 570 AM

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