Major League Baseball said on Wednesday that it is investigating the Los Angeles Dodgers’ infielder Justin Turner. He withdrew from Game 6 of the World Series after testing positive for COVID-19, but he still participated in the game after the game to celebrate with The title of the teammate.
In a statement, the league criticized the experienced third baseman, saying that even though the safety of Major League Baseball told him not to return to the game, he still put everyone around him in danger.
It said: “…After the Dodgers won, it became clear that Turner chose to ignore the agreed joint protocol and the instructions he received regarding the safety and protection of others.”
Turner tested positive and was eliminated in the 6th game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday night with a 3-1 World Series victory in the group stage.
Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed the positive test after the game and told Fox: “This is a painful night for us.”
Turner made all three three-pointers before the eighth inning before the start of the game. When he left, the team did not give a reason for withdrawal.
“Thanks everyone for helping out!” Turner tweeted after the game. “I feel good and have no symptoms. I just experienced every emotion you could imagine. I can’t believe I can’t celebrate with my guys! I am proud of this team and very proud of the city of Los Angeles. Happy #WorldSeries Champion.”
The Major League Baseball statement on Wednesday said that further testing is underway.
The league said: “Last night, a nasal swab was performed at the Dodgers’ travel party.” “Ray and the Dodgers were tested again today. Their trip back to their home cities will be determined after the appropriate authorities approve them.”