Immediately upon receiving Turner’s positive test, the MLB put the Dodgers third basemen into isolation. However, after the Dodgers won the championship, video footage displayed Turner refusing to stay in isolation during the team’s celebration.
During the celebration, footage showed Turner hugging teammates, kissing his wife, and walking around without a mask at some points.
Turner has been receiving plenty of backlash for his actions. The 35-year-old free agent took to Twitter following the game to let people know he feels great and has “no symptoms at all.” Turner has yet to apologize for his actions, though.
MLB to Investigate
Following Justin Turner’s blatant irresponsibility, the MLB launched an investigation into the incident.
“Immediately upon receiving notice from the laboratory of a positive test, protocols were triggered, leading to the removal of Justin Turner from (Tuesday’s game). Turner was placed into isolation for the safety of those around him. However, following the Dodgers’ victory, it is clear that Turner chose to disregard agreed-upon joint protocols and the instructions he was given regarding the safety and protection of others. While a desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk. When MLB security raised the matter of being on the field with Turner, he emphatically refused to comply. … The Commissioners’ Office is beginning a full investigation into this matter and will consult with the Players Association within the parameters of the joint 2020 Operations Manual.”
Trevor Bauer Chimes In
Following Justin Turner’s incident, the always vocal and Manfred critical Trevor Bauer gave his two cents on Twitter.