Soler returns from COVID-19 IL for Braves; Dodgers replace Turner with Burns

Atlanta Braves right fielder Jorge Soler celebrates their win against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 2 of baseball's National League Divisional Series Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Milwaukee (Aaron Gash/AP).

Ahead of Thursday night's Game 5 of the NLCS, the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers make pivotal roster changes.

Braves outfielder Jorge Soler returns from the COVID-19 injured list, after he was cleared by Major League Baseball's Joint Committee. Soler will replace outfielder Cristian Pache on the Braves' active roster.

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is out for the remainder of the NLCS after suffering a Grade 2 hamstring strain. Turner exited Game 4 on Wednesday, after aggravating the injury when sliding into a double play at first base to end the seventh inning.

Third baseman Andy Burns will replace Turner on the Dodgers active roster, which MLB approved on Thursday.

The Braves are up 3-1 in the NLCS, one win away from the World Series.

Game 5 of the NLCS between the Dodgers and Braves takes place at 8:08 p.m. ET/5:08 p.m. PT on Sportsnet One.

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