LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers placed infielder Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain before Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Turner injured the hamstring as he pulled into second base on a double in the second inning of Saturday night's 9-1 win over the Cardinals. Turner is hitting .302 on the season. The club called up infielder Carlos Triunfel from Triple-A Albuquerque to replace Turner on the roster.
"When it first happened I thought it was a cramp and it tightened up. I tried stretching it out, and it just wouldn't loosen up out there," Turner said Sunday. "It's all right. It's just a little tight. I've been walking around, it feels fine. Every once in a while I feel it a little bit."
Manager Don Mattingly said the hope is that Turner's absence won't be an extended one.
"We're just hopeful it's not one of those two-month hammies," he said. "He came in actually decent today. It's not one of those where he can't walk at all."
Triunfel, claimed off waivers from Seattle in April, was hitting .210 at Albuquerque. He is 2-for-7 with a home run in seven games with the Dodgers this season.
Hanley resting tight calf; DL stint a possibility
LOS ANGELES -- Hanley Ramirez's return was a short-lived one.
After missing four games with an arthritic right shoulder, Ramirez started Saturday's game at shortstop, only to be removed from the game after two innings with left calf tightness -- the same calf that bothered him earlier in the season.
Manager Don Mattingly said Ramirez is day to day.
"He's not going to be available today," Mattingly said. "So we'll see where he's at and make any decisions depending on the severity of that."
Ramirez has been in and out of the lineup the past few weeks, dealing with his shoulder, a right ring-finger contusion and now the calf. With the All-Star break approaching, Mattingly said the team could possibly consider placing Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list.
"I'm sure that would be part of the discussion moving forward, if he's not able to do anything for a while," he said. "Do you take that time and say, 'OK maybe he's going to be ready to play in five to six days?' Or do you go ahead and take the 15 and get him to the All-Star break totally healthy, hopefully. I think that's just the balance."
Michael Lananna is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.