MLB investigating Dodgers’ Justin Turner for violating COVID-19 protocol after World Series win

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LOS ANGELES (WJW) — The MLB Commissioner’s Office is currently investigating Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner for violating COVID-19 protocol.

According to officials, he was removed from Tuesday night’s game after he tested positive for coronavirus. He was then placed in isolation for the safety of others.

“However, following the Dodgers’ victory, it is clear that Turner chose to disregard the agreed-upon joint protocols and the instructions he was given regarding the safety and protection of others. While a desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk.”

MLB security reportedly confronted Turner about being on the field and he refused to comply.

“The Commissioner’s Office is beginning a full investigation into this matter and will consult with the Players Association within the parameters of the joint 2020 Operations Manual.”

Both the Rays and Dodgers were tested again for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Those results have not yet been released.

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