Turner won't be disciplined for violating COVID-19 protocols
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) celebrates with the Commissioner's Trophy after the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays to win the World Series. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers' Justin Turner won't be disciplined for violating COVID-19 protocols

When the Los Angeles Dodgers won the 2020 World Series last week, the on-field celebration was blemished by Justin Turner, who violated Major League Baseball's COVID-19 protocols. 

Turner was removed from the Game 6 clincher after testing positive for the coronavirus, but he still returned to the field to celebrate with his teammates following their 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. He was captured in photos without a mask and in close proximity to his Dodgers teammates. 

As a result of his actions, MLB launched an investigation into the incident and determined on Friday that Turner will receive no discipline for violating the protocols. 

The COVID-19 protocols that the league and players association agreed to before the 2020 campaign stated that players weren't allowed to leave isolation after testing positive for the virus. 

It's worth noting that no player has been formally disciplined for breaking the league's protocols. However, the Cleveland Indians did place pitchers Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac on the restricted list before later demoting them to the team's alternate training site after they went out while the team was in Chicago. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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