Trea Turner Apr 29, 2024; Anaheim, California, USA; Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Trea Turner (7) is greeted in the dugout after he scored on a sacrifice fly by third baseman Alec Bohm (not pictured) in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Philies own the best record in the National League. This week, Philly will gain reinforcements. Trea Turner is expected back in the lineup potentially as early as Monday.

Phillies manager Rob Thomson told everyone what they wanted to hear on Sunday afternoon. Local reporter Matt Gelb posted that Thomson said “Trea Turner will be activated” on Monday.

Gelb posted the news on X, the website formerly known as Twitter.

Turner joined the Phillies last season after spending much of his career with the Washington Nationals. After a short stint with the Los Angeles Dodgers following a blockbuster trade, Turner went to Philadelphia in free agency. Last year he performed well, but perhaps not up to everyone’s expectation. Prior to suffering the injury that’s kept him out, Turner was one of MLB’s best hitters. He held a .343 batting average and an on-base percentage of .392.

Both of those marks are standouts, as they’re approaching or would be career-highs in those categories.

Turner is an exciting player and for the Phillies, adding another big bat to their lineup will only help them in the National League East race. They will be extremely excited to have him back in the lineup as they continue their push atop the division.

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