LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Dodger third baseman Justin Turner has tested positive for COVID-19, the Commissioner of Baseball confirmed Tuesday night.
The 35-year-old Long Beach native was pulled from Game 6 of the World Series in the top of the eighth inning and replaced by Enrique Hernandez following the positive test result.
Following the Dodgers’ win, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that Turner had tested positive for the virus.
In a tweet, Turner said he felt great and was experiencing “no symptoms at all.”
Thanks to everyone reaching out! I feel great, no symptoms at all. Just experienced every emotion you can possibly imagine. Can’t believe I couldn’t be out there to celebrate with my guys! So proud of this team & unbelievably happy for the City of LA#WorldSeriesChamps
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) October 28, 2020
The entire Dodgers team will be tested tonight and, depending on the results, will either have to remain in quarantine in Texas or will be allowed to fly back to Los Angeles.