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 Posted: Tue Apr 11th, 2017 12:57 am
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The Washington Nationals will be without their leadoff man for the next little while, as the club placed shortstop Trea Turner on the 10-day disabled list due to a right hamstring strain suffered Saturday.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker initially expected Turner to miss only two or three games after the 23-year-old exited Saturday's loss to the Philadelphia Phillies with hamstring discomfort, but it appears he will need more than a few days to recover.

"If we didn't nip it in the bud right now, it might have lingered all season long," Baker told MASN's Mark Zuckerman ahead of Monday's series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park.

In his absence, the Nationals will likely have veteran infielder Stephen Drew take over at shortstop.

Turner, who finished second in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2016 after putting up a .937 OPS in 73 games, has gotten off to a slow start this season, hitting just .158/.158/.211 through five contests.