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Justin Turner left Game 6 of the World Series after a positive COVID-19 test

Turner was pulled from the game in the eighth inning.

World Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Six Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

During the middle of Game 6 of the 2020 World Series, Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner was removed from the game and replaced by Edwin Rios. It wasn’t until after the Dodgers won the World Series that we found out why.

According to multiple reports, Turner tested positive for COVID-19.

Turner was replaced by Rios in the top of the eighth inning. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke with Fox Sports immediately after the game, here’s what he had to say about the situation.

“It’s a bittersweet night for us. We’re glad to be done. I do think it’s a great accomplishment by our players to get this season completed. But obviously we’re concerned when any of our players test positive.”

The COVID-19 test that Turner took on Monday reportedly came back as inconclusive during the second inning of Game 6. The lab then ran Turner’s test for Tuesday — and saw it came back positive.

The league informed the Dodgers of Turner’s results mid-game, and he was immediately pulled.

Turner tweeted the following statement after the game: