Justin Turner tests positive for COVID-19, pulled from game moments before World Series win.
Shortly before the Dodgers earned their first World Series win on Tuesday night, Justin Turner was mysteriously pulled from the game and then just vanished. There was no injury apparent and now we know exactly why Turner was pulled from the game.
The broadcast cut to the studio to announce he’d received a positive COVID-19 test, despite having been in the MLB bubble.
“After the completion of the game tonight, we were informed by MLB that Justin Turner received a positive COVID test and that’s why he was removed from the game.”
“It’s a bittersweet night for us, we’re glad to be done,” Rob Manfred said when asked how the positive COVID-19 test could have happened.
Later in the evening, more details emerged which cleared up exactly how Turner was allowed to play and why he was pulled when he was.
And Turner later tweeted that he has no symptoms and is feeling fine.
We’ll update this as more news is learned. For now, let’s celebrate the historic win for the Dodgers, 32 years in the making.