MLB reprimands Justin Turner for returning to field after positive coronavirus test

Tim O'Donnell
·1 min read

Major League Baseball is not happy with Justin Turner.

The Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman was pulled in the middle of Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday night after his most recent coronavirus test came back positive. The asymptomatic Turner was quickly placed in isolation, but after the Dodgers clinched the title, he returned to the field to celebrate, at one point posing for a club photo and removing his mask.

In a statement Wednesday, MLB "emphatically refused to comply" with league security, who tried to prevent him from rejoining his teammates. The league called his actions "wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk." Going forward, the commissioner's office will launch an investigation into the matter. No other Dodger had tested positive following their Tuesday tests, but the traveling parties both Los Angeles and their opponent, the Tampa Bay Rays, underwent another round Wednesday, which will determine whether they can leave the World Series quasi-bubble in Arlington, Texas, and go home.

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