L.A. Dodgers Win World Series, Justin Turner Pulled After Positive COVID Test
8:55 p.m. PT – Crazy news on the Dodgers star Justin turner who was taken out of the game in the 7th inning because a COVID test came back positive during the game !!!
Turner didn’t celebrate with the team on the pitch – but now there are new concerns about possible exposure to other players, coaches, staff, etc.
After the match commissioner Rob Manfred explained… “We learned during the match that Justin was positive. He was immediately isolated to prevent spread.”
9:18 p.m. PT – More information on the Turner coronavirus situation – Jeff Passan from ESPN reports that the lab performing the COVID testing informed MLB that Turner’s test on Monday was inconclusive. So as soon as Tuesday’s sample came back positive, the league called the Dodgers and told the team to take Turner out immediately.
But the question … how many people could have been exposed during the 8 innings that Turner played on Tuesday before being ripped off ??
This could be a huge problem …
Passan says that when the Dodgers return to the team hotel, everyone will take a rapid PCR test. Passan says it’s not clear if the COVID news means the team will stay in Dallas … or if they will try to return to LA. Passan says the situation is “fluid”.
9:31 p.m. PT – Turner tweeted about the situation – saying, “Thanks everyone! I feel great, no symptoms.”
“I just experienced all the emotions you can imagine. I can’t believe I couldn’t be there to celebrate with my guys! I’m so proud of this team and incredibly happy for the city of LA #WorldSeriesChamps . “
First the Lakers, now the Dodgers … HAVE OCTOBER, LOS ANGELES !!!
The LA Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday – winning a World Series title for the first time since 1988 !!!
This is the 7th World Series Championship in Dodgers history.
The Dodgers fought after a 1-0 deficit and took a 2-1 lead in the 6th inning. Mookie Betts extended the lead with a solo HR leading the 9th.
Final score, 3-1 … winning the series for LA, 4-2.
Corey Seager has been named World Series MVP.
It’s the first World Series title for longtime Dodgers stars like Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, Corey Seager, Cody Bellinger and company. This locker room will be LITTTTTTTTT.
Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson was there and was going nuts when the Dodgers won. Awesome time!
The Blue Crew had reached the World Series in 3 of the last 4 years – but lost to the Houston Astros in 2017, then the Boston Red Sox in 2018.
But it was the year of Los Angeles … pitching, hitting – even the practice was top notch. Scream Dave Roberts.
As we previously reported, the LA Lakers have postponed their victory parade until they get the nod from LA city and county officials due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dodgers are likely to follow suit.
In the meantime, CONGRATULATIONS!
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