The Philadelphia Phillies are experiencing a tough blow in their lineup. Team shortstop Trea Turner is out for at least six weeks with a hamstring injury, per The Athletic. Turner isn't expected to be back anytime before that.

The Phillies infielder experienced the injury while hustling hard in a Friday game against the San Francisco Giants. Turner scored the winning run sprinting home from second base, but hurt his hamstring on the play.

“Just a freak thing, I guess,” Turner said Friday, per The Phillies are adding triple-A infielder Kody Clemens to the roster in place of Turner.

Turner's play this season

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.
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Turner has been leaned on by the team for a lot of offense this season. The shortstop is having a great year with his bat, hitting for a .343 average. He has two home runs and nine RBIs. The shortstop has been hard to tag out on the bases, as he also has 10 stolen bases on the season.

Turner is hoping this injury won't keep him out for too long a period. He suffered a hamstring injury before, but thinks this one is different.

“Different. Long time ago,” Turner added. “That was kind of a weird thing, too. I didn't actually pull anything or do any damage. That was more of another freak thing. Came back from that one good, so hopefully it's the same thing.”

Philadelphia is expected to use Edmundo Sosa at shortstop with Turner out, but it might be a shortstop-by-committee situation. The Phillies have plenty of players available to try and fill the gap. The newcomer Clemens could also see some action at a spot in the infield. In triple-A Lehigh Valley, Clemens has a .247 batting average, with three home runs and 16 runs batted in this season.

“I hate being hurt, I hate being hurt,” Turner added. “I promise you it's not going to be fun for the training staff because I just wear them out. They'll want me on the field more than I want to be on the field sadly.”

Turner is in his second season with the club. In 2023, he finished the campaign with 76 RBIs and a .266 batting average. He left the Los Angeles Dodgers following a fantastic 2022 season, which saw the shortstop bat in 100 runs. He won a Silver Slugger Award that year. Turner has also played for the Washington Nationals in his career, helping the team win a World Series in 2019. He also appeared in back-to-back All-Star games during the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

The Phillies are in action Saturday, against the Giants. The first pitch is at 6:05 Eastern. The Phillies enter the game with a 22-11 record, while the Giants are struggling at 15-18. Phillies fans are certainly hoping their star shortstop will be back in the lineup sooner rather than later.