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#pounditFriday, July 30, 2021

MLB to investigate Justin Turner for refusing to isolate after positive coronavirus test

Justin Turner

Major League Baseball is blaming Justin Turner for the fact that he celebrated on the field after the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series.

Turner was removed from Game 6 after seven innings upon MLB’s receipt of his positive COVID-19 test. Despite this, he was seen on the field celebrating with teammates after the game ended.

In a statement issued Wednesday, the league made clear that Turner ignored orders to refrain from going on the field. MLB promised a “full investigation” and blamed Turner for putting “everyone he came in contact with at risk.”

It’s clear that MLB isn’t happy with what transpired. Turner celebrating on the field after testing positive led to criticism.

It’s not clear if Turner will be punished, though, or how he even can be.

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