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Tampa Bay Rays' Manuel Margot is safe at third past Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner after a Los Angeles Dodgers fielding error by Chris Taylor during the fourth inning in Game 5 of the baseball World Series Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press

The Los Angeles Dodgers pulled third baseman Justin Turner from the lineup during their World Series-winning victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Fox Sports studio host Kevin Burkhardt led the postgame broadcast by breaking the news:

FOX Sports: MLB @MLBONFOX

“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.” https://t.co/EOxcMlNs5R

ESPN’s Jeff Passan also confirmed the report on Turner, who was lifted before the top of the eighth inning for Enrique Hernandez.

Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Turner had tested positive twice, that he did not receive a “false positive,” and that he was asked not to join the Dodgers on the field, but Turner and the team insisted, per ESPN’s Sarah Spain

Rosenthal added a clarification on Twitter afterward:

“One correction to what I said on FS1 about Turner timeline,” Rosenthal wrote.

“First result, on the test from yesterday, came back in the second inning, not in the afternoon. His test from earlier today was then expedited, and when it came back positive, he was removed from the game.”

Turner went hitless in three at-bats and played seven innings in the field during the Dodgers’ 3-1 win Tuesday. L.A. defeated Tampa Bay four games to two in the best-of-seven series.

After the game, Turner posted a tweet thanking those who reached out and updating his health status:

Justin Turner @redturn2

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

A masked Turner went back on the field, held the trophy and celebrated with his teammates. He also removed his mask for a team picture:

Alanna Rizzo @alannarizzo

My heart breaks for Turner. Just brutal. https://t.co/CVT9t0U1Rz

FOX Sports: MLB @MLBONFOX

Justin Turner returns to the field for the team picture. https://t.co/NmXBbU7Mo7

Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts explained the team’s thought process in having Turner on the field, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register:

Bill Plunkett @billplunkettocr

#Dodgers Mookie Betts was asked about Justin Turner being on field for photos: “He’s part of the team. Forget all that. He’s part of the team. We’re not excluding him from anything.”

There were far more questions than answers immediately after the news broke, with Aaron Rupar of Vox and Maria Martin of 11Alive News in Atlanta positing a few:

Aaron Rupar @atrupar

1) This is the first positive coronavirus test for MLB player in months & it came during last game of season

2) How did Justin Turner contract coronavirus in the bubble?

3) Why are test results being received during games & not before? He could’ve exposed others while playing https://t.co/9cmY8wPkH1

Maria Martin @Ria_Martin

Trying to understand:
• how test results were coming in during the game
• who all is now exposed
• how they’ll be able to go to a parade
• where the heck Justin Turner is in the stadium right now https://t.co/6LKlFCETMB

Tim Healey of Newsday also painted a strange postgame picture:

Tim Healey @timbhealey

A very 2020 finish to baseball season…

1. FOX reporting that Justin Turner left the game due to a positive coronavirus test.

2. FOX immediately cutting to all of his teammates hugging.

3. Rob Manfred getting booed (and being rattled by it?) as he awards the “piece of metal.”

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a postgame interview with Fox Sports’ Tom Verducci that the league was informed of the positive test during the game.

Passan tried to provide some answers regarding the testing process, why Turner wasn’t informed before the game and what’s next for the Dodgers:

Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

When the Dodgers return to their hotel tonight, everybody will be given a rapid PCR test. On the field right now, as they celebrate, the Dodgers are wearing masks. Unclear as to whether they’ll stay in Dallas area before traveling back to Los Angeles. Situation fluid right now.

Lindsay Jones of The Athletic and Will Brinson of CBS Sports questioned why MLB wouldn’t be able to get test results in advance of Game 6, and ex-MLB pitcher Dan Haren noted that the results have been coming in around 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. PT from the previous day:

Lindsay Jones @bylindsayhjones

None of this makes sense https://t.co/OX6s566Uki

dan haren @ithrow88

@WillBrinson Tests results always come in at around 8-9 pm pst, from previous day.

Per Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Turner was the first MLB player to test positive for COVID-19 in six weeks.

The MLB moved to a de facto bubble format for the playoffs beginning in early October, with teams playing in neutral locations and required to restrict movements to the field, hotel or traveling in between. The World Series was played at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.   

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