Dodgers' Justin Turner was pulled from World Series with mid-game positive COVID test


Perhaps the most unusual baseball season in history ended on a strange note.

As the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated winning the World Series with their Game 6 3-1 victory over the Rays, it was revealed that third baseman Justin Turner was removed from the game after because he had a COVID-19 test return positive during the middle of the game, per the Fox announcers.

Turner, who started the game and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, was lifted for Enrique Hernandez in the eighth inning, but his mid-game positive COVID test raises questions about the protocol MLB was following.

Baseball endured COVID breakouts on the Marlins and Cardinals this year, and the season appeared to be in jeopardy at one point.

The league created a “bubble” for the postseason, playing all the games at neutral site locations.

MLB began allowing limited capacity fans at Globe Life Park in Texas where the Dodgers have been playing since the NLDS.

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