Major League Baseball is not happy with Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner after he broke isolation to celebrate with his teammates after they won the World Series. The Dodgers learned about his positive test in the middle of the team’s World Series-clinching 3-1 Game 6 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays, and he was pulled before the start of the eighth inning.
About an hour after the game, Turner decided to go out onto the field to celebrate and was seen holding the World Series trophy and posing for a team photograph without wearing a mask. As a result, the league has launched an investigation into Turner’s actions. He could face punishment from the league, which is working with the players association to investigate the matter.
In a statement, MLB blasted Turner for disregarding the coronavirus protocols.
The league said that both the Dodgers and the Rays had to delay their travel plans as a result of his actions.
Those who tested positive both times were cleared to leave Texas and return home. Turner and his wife, who tested negative, both remained in Texas. According to ESPN, the wife of an unnamed Rays player tested positive on Wednesday. She and her close contacts did not return to Tampa, though her husband was allowed to fly home with his teammates.