MLB: Dodger's Justin Turner Was 'Wrong' To Return To Field After Testing Positive For COVID-19
For a moment L.A. fans forgot all about the coronavirus pandemic and then we all remembered when Major League Baseball announced why Dodger 3rd baseman Justin Turner had suddenly been taken out of the game without explanation in the 8th inning: a positive coronavirus test.
Baseball's guidelines require the player to come out and go immediately into isolation. That's what happened until the strikeout that ended the game. Turner then returned to the field to celebrate with his teammates — and join in a team photo.
Major League Baseball says today that Turner "chose to disregard" baseball's coronavirus guidelines and that security asked him to leave the field but "he emphatically refused to comply." League officials also said that his decision to "leave isolation and enter the field was wrong."
It's also scrambled the travel plans for both teams, with MLB officials saying no one goes anywhere until the "appropriate authorities" say they can. The Dodgers and the Rays — plus team personnel — are undergoing a new round of tests.
- MLB: Dodgers' Justin Turner disregarded coronavirus protocols (ESPN)
- Everything you need to know about Justin Turner’s positive coronavirus test (L.A. Times)
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