Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora expects his new third baseman Justin Turner back before Opening Day after a frightening scene when the former Dodger was hit in the face by a pitch during a spring training game last week.

"Just add a little more [recovery time] and take it day by day," Cora told reporters Sunday. "We got plenty of time. The hope is for him to be with us right away and we'll shoot for that. He's in good spirits. We were texting [Thursday] night and he's feeling better. So far, so good."