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Justin Turner says he's 'fine'

Home plate umpire Wally Bell signals to first

Home plate umpire Wally Bell signals to first after Justin Turner was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (Aug. 30, 2012) (Credit: AP)

PHILADELPHIA — Justin Turner said he is “fine” after getting hit in the batting helmet by Jonathan Papelbon’s fastball in the ninth inning of the Mets’ 3-2 loss to the Phillies yesterday.

Turner, who was removed for a pinch runner, said, “I’m OK ... The one that hit me in the elbow hurt more than that, about a week ago.”

Tags: Justin Turner , Mets

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