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Five members of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and one family member tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
The revelation comes 10 days after the Dodgers third-person Justin Turner was told during Game 6 of the World Series that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
It is not clear whether Turner or any other players are out of the five. According to someone with knowledge of the situation, most people with a positive result are out of the so-called bubble at the World Series in Arlington, Texas. This person requested anonymity because of privacy issues.
“The Dodgers continue to work with us during this ongoing outbreak investigation,” the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Friday in a statement to USA TODAY Sports.
The Los Angeles Department of Public Health did not identify any of the five with the Dodgers on the agency’s website, and the Dodgers did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Major League Baseball said they were unaware of the positive test results.
OPINION: MLB grants Justin Turner a free ticket after exposure to coronavirus in World Series
After being pulled out of the game in the eighth round of the World Series on October 27, Turner returned to the pitch after the Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays to win their first World Series in 32 years. Turner’s on-field appearance was controversial partly because he took off his mask during the celebrations.
Turner will not be suspended, punished for being disciplined for leaving his secluded room after he was told he has COVID-19, Major League Baseball Team Commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Thursday Six.
“First, Mr. Turner team-mates actively encouraged him to leave the quarantine room and return to the field to take pictures. Many teammates felt they had been exposed to Mr. Turner and were willing to take additional risks. fig, “Manfred said. declare.
“Second, Mr. Turner believes he has received permission from at least one Dodgers staff to return to the scene to take part in the photo shoot. Nothing for Mr. Turner when he comes out onto the pitch, which they do. Admission may have created the impression that his behavior is acceptable.
“Third, in a somewhat chaotic situation on the pitch, Mr. Turner was incorrectly told by someone of unknown identity that the other players were positive, creating the impression in Turner’s mind that he is isolated.