LA Dodgers baseman Justin Turner pulled from field after testing positive for Covid DURING World Series-winning game
LA DODGERS' third baseman Justin Turner dramatically tested positive for coronavirus during his side's World Series-winning game on Tuesday.
Turner was suddenly removed from play in the 8th inning as his side wrapped up their 3-1 win in game six of the World Series to seal their championship victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
But as celebrations at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, began, multiple reports emerged revealing Major League Baseball sources had confirmed Turner's sudden removal from the game was due to him receiving a positive Covid-19 test.
The shocking revelation – in the final game of the already beleaguered 2020 season – raises questions about MLB's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and threatens the feasibility future sporting events as the disease continues to spread.
Turner – a talisman in the Dodgers squad – was grouped with fellow players in the dugout and on the field throughout the game, which was played in an empty stadium.
The win for the Dodgers is their first World Series victory since 1988 and comes after eight consecutive post-seasons.
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