Trea Turner late to Nationals’ workout because of jury duty

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was late to the team’s workout Wednesday, but had a legitimate excuse for his tardiness: jury duty.

Luckily Turner, who is a resident of Palm Beach County, wasn’t kept at the courthouse very long after being summoned.

“He told me he was going to jury duty,” manager Dusty Baker said, via the Washington Post. “And then he got there and they said they didn’t need him. When they call, you don’t have much choice. He seemed pretty happy about not doing it.”

After being relieved of his civic duties, Turner skipped onto Field 3 at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in full uniform and started taking batting practice against reliever Joe Nathan.nike_steelers_2618

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