Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner joins the growing chorus of MLB players who have taken issue with the league's handling of the Astros' sign-stealing scandal. Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Justin Turner is very unhappy with commissioner Rob Manfred’s handling of the Houston Astros sign-stealing investigation.

Turner made extended remarks Monday about the interview and press conference Manfred did Sunday discussing the scandal and the defending the league’s handling of it. It was clear that Manfred’s argument did not resonate with Turner, who criticized the commissioner in lengthy remarks.

Turner saved some of his harshest words for Manfred’s dismissive description of the World Series trophy as “a piece of metal,” which Manfred said when explaining why the Astros were not stripped of their title.

It is clear by now that Manfred’s PR exercise did nothing to calm the situation. If anything, it’s made it worse. The commissioner does not seem to get why people are mad or why this whole story isn’t dying off. Turner summed it up nicely: the precedent is bad, the punishments are weak and it seems like some of the facts are still being hidden.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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