Justin Turner was pulled from Game 6 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays midgame after MLB learned he tested positive for COVID-19. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said after the game that Turner was told to isolate following his positive test.
So how did Turner end up celebrating on the field with his team? Both ESPN’s Jeff Passan and FOX’s Ken Rosenthal say that Turner went back onto the field and nobody stopped him.
The answer is he went back out and nobody stopped him. He was asked to isolate and didn’t. https://t.co/AFyWN0Xt0b
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 28, 2020
Turner was seen hugging Clayton Kershaw and sitting next to Dave Roberts for the team photo.
The Dodgers third baseman sent a tweet saying he felt “great” and had “no symptoms.”
Thanks to everyone reaching out! I feel great, no symptoms at all. Just experienced every emotion you can possibly imagine. Can’t believe I couldn’t be out there to celebrate with my guys! So proud of this team & unbelievably happy for the City of LA#WorldSeriesChamps
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) October 28, 2020
Turner’s test on Monday was inconclusive. That is why he was able to play the first seven innings of the Dodgers’ 3-1 win. He was pulled from the game after MLB learned that Turner’s Tuesday test was positive.