Major League Baseball to investigate Turner incident after player 'chose to disregard' protocols

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As the clock crept past midnight on the East Coast the night just got stranger for Major League Baseball, at the conclusion a 2020 season that will never be forgotten.

The Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Tuesday night to win the World Series for the first time since 1988.

After your team wins the World Series, it's only natural to run onto the field to celebrate with your teammates. When MLB Security raised the matter of being on the field Turner, he emphatically refused to comply.

The league commissioner's office will conduct a "full investigation" into the matter, the MLB said.

The mind races with questions, including when he took that test and when the Dodgers got the results, and how Major League Baseball made a decision to proceed knowing that the World Series was maybe about to end.

The Los Angeles Lakers, who won their first National Basketball Association title since 2010 earlier this month, also are waiting for their celebration. In a tweet, Turner said he feels "great" and has "no symptoms at all".

Later, Turner was seen on the field clutching the World Series Commissioner's Trophy and kissing his wife. "Just experienced every emotion you can possibly imagine".

Analysis of a second sample was expedited, returning a positive case that was discovered late in the game, prompting Turner's withdrawal from the field. I know I know we can't but DAMN I wanna celebrate with our @Lakers & @Dodgers fans!

And Turner's teammates seemed not to mind his return to the field.

But Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman defended Turner's actions.

"Justin wanted to come out and take a picture with the trophy, and did", Friedman said. "I think from at least my perspective and not watching it super closely with everything going on, but I think he was mindful of other people, especially other people that he hadn't already been in contact with".

"To take it away from him is gut-wrenching", Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager said. He initially sported a mask, but he took it off at one point while posing for a team picture as he sat next to manager Dave Roberts. "Have his famly around, enjoy this moment". How was Turner, who was awaiting a COVID test at the start of Game 6, allowed to play Game 6 in the first place?



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