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Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner will not be disciplined for returning to the field to celebrate his team’s championship after testing positive for COVID-19. Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred issued a lengthy statement on Friday — alongside one from Turner and another from Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten — in which he outlined the findings of an investigation and also took partial responsibility.
“We all have made mistakes as we navigated these unprecedented challenges and have tried to learn from those mistakes so they are not repeated,” Manfred wrote. “With this in mind, I am closing this matter by applauding Justin for accepting responsibility, apologizing and making a commitment to set a positive example going forward.”
The Dodgers were informed in the late stages of World Series Game 6 on Oct. 27 that Turner’s previously inconclusive test had returned positive, prompting his removal to begin the eighth inning. His wife, Kourtney, also was removed from the family section at Globe Life Field. Turner wrote that he was “blindsided” by the news and that the two watched the final two innings from a television inside a