The Dodgers might be getting close to finding out what is going to happen to Justin Turner. Just over a week after he celebrated the World Series on the field with a positive COVID-19 result, MLB and the Player’s Association sound like they are close to a resolution.
Ken Rosenthal of The Atheltic is reporting that the league should be making a decision in the coming days. While there is a potential discipline expected, the extent of that is not known. The matter is further complicated by the fact that Turner is technically a free agent and not a part of the Dodgers at the moment.
MLB and the Players Association are moving closer to a resolution on Justin Turner, sources tell The Athletic. Potential discipline aside, these questions remain: Is Turner experiencing symptoms? How did Turner become infected inside a supposedly secure bubble? 1/2
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 5, 2020
Rosenthal went on to wonder if the situation would change Justin Turner’s approach to free agency. That seems like a moot point given that JT is pretty much expected to resign with the Dodgers. If he did receive some sort of suspension, I seriously doubt that would change Los Angeles’ interest in bringing him back on a short-term deal.
The good news is that we’re possibly just a few days away from hearing the end of this situation. Turner has dominated the news cycle since the Dodgers won the World Series, and that’s all there has been to talk about since then. Given that this situation is sort of unprecedented, not many know how the league will approach the punishment part of this.
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