Former Met Justin Turner pulled from Dodgers' World Series-clinching win due to positive COVID-19 test

Alex Smith
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Justin Turner fields grounder for Dodgers World Series
Justin Turner fields grounder for Dodgers World Series

As the Dodgers celebrated their first World Series title since 1988 with their 3-1 Game 6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, third baseman Justin Turner was not on the field.

Turner, who was pulled from the game in the top of the eighth inning, received a positive COVID-19 test, according to the FOX broadcast.

“After the completion of the game tonight, we were informed by MLB that Justin Turner received a positive COVID test and that's why he was removed from the game,” said postgame host Kevin Burkhardt.

The former Met went 0-for-3 on the night with two strikeouts, hit .320 in the World Series and had three home runs and six RBI this postseason.

"I do think it’s a great accomplishment for our players to get this season completed, but obviously we’re concerned when any of our players test positive," MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said on the field after the game. "We learned during the game that Justin was a positive. He was immediately isolated to prevent the spread."

The Dodgers have been in the Arlington, Tex. bubble since the beginning of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves.