Los Angeles Dodgers star Justin Turner was pulled from Game 6 of the World Series on Wednesday after it was revealed he tested positive for COVID-19, according to Fox Sports.
The 35-year-old’s condition was not immediately known after the Dodgers beat the Rays 4-2 to claim the World Series.
Turner was not on the field as his teammates celebrated on the field. Other Dodgers players, who wore masks on the field following the game, were to be administered rapid COVID-19 tests when they returned to their hotel in Arlington, Texas, according to ESPN.
Turner was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts before he was replaced by Edwin Rios at third base.
The news of Turner’s positive result came as a surprise because COVID-19 tests results are usually reported before games.
Turner was the first MLB player to test positive for the virus in almost two months.
During the playoffs, players were tested every day for the virus, compared to every other day during the regular season.
The regular season was reduced to 60 games after the virus delayed the beginning of it.
Several teams, including the Marlins and Cardinals, had outbreaks during the regular season that altered their schedules.
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