After your group wins the World Series, it’s just normal to run onto the field to celebrate with your colleagues.
However, when you’ve been determined to have COVID-19 — and gotten an admonition from security to leave the field — that regular nature can prompt a “full examination” by Major League Baseball.
Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner ends up in such a circumstance, having taken the field Tuesday night after the Dodgers won their first World Series title since 1988, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6.
Turner took a COVID-19 test on Monday, however on it returned uncertain during the second inning of Tuesday’s down, CBS Sports clarifies. So the lab assisted a retest, which returned positive. Turner was eliminated from the game after the seventh inning. He was isolated in a specialist’s office close to the field.
“I feel incredible, no side effects by any stretch of the imagination,” Turner composed on Twitter soon after the game. “Just encountered each feeling you can envision. Can’t trust I was unable to be out there to celebrate with my folks! So pleased with this group and extraordinarily glad for the City of LA.”
However, after Turner’s tweet, he returned onto the field where he conveyed the prize, yet additionally partook in the group photograph — removing his veil and sitting side by side with his kindred players.
MLB higher-ups are troubled. “Turner was put into disconnection for the security of people around him,” the MLB said in an announcement. “Notwithstanding, following the Dodgers’ triumph, unmistakably Turner decided to dismiss the settled upon joint conventions and the directions he was given with respect to the security and assurance of others.
“While a longing to celebrate is reasonable, Turner’s choice to leave disconnection and enter the field wasn’t right and put everybody he interacted with in danger,” the announcement proceeded. “At the point when MLB Security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he insistently wouldn’t consent.”
The alliance chief’s office will lead a “full examination” into the issue, the MLB said.
Yet, Dodgers leader of baseball activities Andrew Friedman protected Turner’s activities. “I think the individuals who were around him would be in the contact following web in any case — which is the way close a great deal of us have been around one another,” Friedman stated, as per The Orange County Register.
What’s more, Turner’s partners appeared not to mind his re-visitation of the field.
“He’s essential for our group,” Dodgers right defender Mookie Betts told correspondents. “Disregard all that. He’s essential for the group. We’re not barring him from anything.”