Flushing, NY – The New York Mets placed infielder Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain.
The injury occurred during the third inning of Monday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
With two outs in the frame and Rob Johnson on second, Turner hit a single to right that saw Johnson held at third. Turner, though, was caught up between first and second and was eventually tagged out by Jimmy Rollins during a brief run-down. As Rollins applied the tag to Turner's back, he planted his right foot awkwardly on first base.
He immediately fell to the ground in obvious pain and eventually had to be helped off the field.
In addition, the Mets recalled pitcher Chris Schwinden from Triple-A Buffalo, purchased the contract of infielder Omar Quintanilla from Buffalo and designated pitcher Manny Acosta for assignment.