Justin Turner tested positive for COVID-19 but returned to the field

Ruben Hill
October 29, 2020

We later learned that Turner had tested positive for COVID-19, with the results apparently reaching Major League Baseball in the middle of the game.

In the end, it couldn't simply be about the Dodgers winning their first World Series since 1988, or a decision by Rays manager Kevin Cash that was a case of analytics run amok. So the lab expedited a retest, which came back positive. This news came during the second inning of the game.

"Immediately upon receiving notice from the laboratory of a positive test, protocols were triggered, leading to the removal of Justin Turner from last night's game", the league said.

Now as I write this now at 1 a.m. ET, there has yet to be any reports that Turner's test was a false positive. "Just experienced every emotion you can possibly imagine. So proud of this team & unbelievably happy for the City of LA". The Dodgers star wore a mask but frequently took it off as he hugged fellow players, kissed his wife, and gathered closely for a team photo.

Major League Baseball higher-ups are not happy. "Turner was placed into isolation for the safety of those around him". "When MLB Security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he emphatically refused to comply".

"The Commissioner's Office is beginning a full investigation into this matter and will consult with the Players Association within the parameters of the joint 2020 Operations Manual", the league said.

"I think at that point I was like, 'I got a chance.' Snell was rolling".

And Turner's teammates seemed not to mind his return to the field. "He was tough", Betts told FOX. "Forget all that. He's part of the team".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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