Dodgers star under fire for on-field celebration despite positive COVID test

The MLB is investigating third basemen Justin Turner, who joined his teammates for on-field celebrations after their World Series win over the Tampa Bay Rays even though he left the isolation.
2:34 | 10/29/20

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series switching to the mlg investigating dodgers star Justin turner who joined the on-field celebration despite testing positive and being pulled from the game. Kaylee Hartung is at dodger stadium with more on this. Good morning, Kaylee. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Justin turner grew up just 30 minutes from here. He dreamed of playing for his hometown dodgers and he'll have the pictures and the memories of that celebration he wayed his whole life for forever but now the question is, at what cost? There it is. Reporter: The dodgers returning home to Los Angeles world series champions. But one player wasn't on board. Third baseman Justin turner now under investigation by major league baseball for risking the safety of others. Turner was removed from the title clinching game before the eighth inning after his covid-19 test came back positive. The commissioner's office says he violated coronavirus protocols when he then returned to the field for the team celebration. He wanted to come out and take a picture with the trophy which, you know, can't state strongly enough how big of a role he's played in the success of this organization. I don't think there was anyone that was going to stop him. Reporter: In a statement the league saying while a desire to celebrate is understability turner's decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk. When MLB security raised the matter of being on the field with turner, he emphatically refused to comply. The only reason that the baseball season was able to finish is that the players and everyone around the teams did such a diligent job of following those present coles. It gives the game a bad look. Reporter: That's turner celebrating with his teammates. At times with his mask off, kissing his wife and taking a team photo next to dodgers manager Dave Roberts, a cancer survivor. The major league baseball players association tells "Gma" it's still gathering facts to determine events. Los Angeles mayor Eric garcetti pointing to this as a reminder that anyone can contract the virus. I think the guidance is clear that if we are positive we should stay away from people. Reporter: Justin turner says he hasn't experienced any symptoms and all of his teammates tested negative before they returned to L.A. This is an unprecedented situation and until this investigation is complete it's unclear if there will be any penalty for turner or the dodgers. Guys. We'll see how the investigation plays out, Kaylee, thank you. Yes, we will.

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