Nationals’ Trea Turner reportedly suffers broken wrist, faces uncertain timetable

Stephen Drew is the most likely short-term replacement, and the Nationals have such a substantial division lead that they may try to just ride out the storm.Nationals shortstop Trea Turner has a broken wrist and is out indefinitely, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. After stealing 22 bases in June, Turner was leading the Major League Baseball in the category with 35, two more than Billy Hamilton of the Reds, to go along with his.279/.324/.422 clip, seven homers and 32 RBI.This is crushing news for the Nationals as Turner had been a key cog in the top third of the lineup and a game-changer on the basepaths. He didn’t seem too anxious about Turner’s wrist, though he did say that the 23-year-old infielder had X-rays on the wrist once he was removed from the game.The injury is also reminiscent of John Wall’s non-displaced wrist fractures in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal vs. the Atlanta Hawks in 2015.”I didn’t know because I had tape on my wrist, so initially it didn’t really feel that bad”, the second-year standout said.Including Strop; that HBP loaded the bases, and in a one run game there’s no way he was trying to hit Turner there. “Not in the hand or the wrist, which is never fun”.