Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is feeling good about his chances of playing come Opening Day.
According to Bill Plunkett the 31-year-old is “optimistic” that he will be able to take the field when the season starts. He is returning from microfracture surgery on his knee.
Turner had a career year last season hitting .294/.370/.491 with 16 home runs and 60 RBI in 126 games.
Justin Turner admits he was "pretty scared" when microfracture surgery was planned in Oct. Rehab going well, optimistic about Opening Day
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) January 31, 2016
The Dodgers could turn to Chase Utley to spell Turner at third base some this season. Utley started three games at third last year. Also it is possible that Howie Kendrick could also play at the hot corner this season.