Phillies expect to have SS Trea Turner back vs. Padres

The Philadelphia Phillies are expecting to have shortstop Trea Turner back in the lineup on Monday night for the opener of a three-game series against the San Diego Padres, manager Rob Thomson told reporters on Sunday.

Turner was hitting .343 before landing on the 10-day injured list on May 4 due to a left hamstring strain. He has not played since May 3, when he sustained the injury while scoring on a passed ball in a game against the San Francisco Giants.

In 33 games this season, Turner has two home runs and nine RBIs.

Edmundo Sosa has been filling in at shortstop during Turner’s absence, and he is hitting .275 with four homers and 17 RBIs since May 4.

Turner, 30, is a two-time All-Star and career .298 hitter across 1,037 major league games with the Washington Nationals (2015-21), Los Angeles Dodgers (2021-22) and Phillies (2023-24). He has 152 homers, 519 RBIs, 715 runs and 270 stolen bases.

Philadelphia leads the National League East at 47-24. It is eight games ahead of the second-place Atlanta Braves.