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MLB says Turner violated protocols when he returned to field

The commissioner’s office says it is starting a full investigation
Credit: AP
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and third baseman Justin Turner pose for a group picture after the Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 in Game 6 to win the baseball World Series, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated on the field with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security to leave the field, behavior that Major League Baseball said risked the safety of others.

The commissioner’s office says it is starting a full investigation of the 35-year-old third baseman. The Dodgers won the World Series with a 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay in Game 6 on Tuesday night. 

Turner was pulled after the seventh inning, then returned to celebrate the Dodgers’ first title since 1988. He posed without a mask for a team photo on the Globe Life field.