The Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was removed from Tuesday’s games against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning after his COVID-19 test result came back positive.
Prior to being pulled out, he had hit a single and scored on a home run. Before the test result was announced, it was speculated he suffered an injury. According to the COVID-19 protocols, he is required to self-isolate for at least 10 days.
In 95 games this season, the 28-year-old hit .320/.368/.519 and had 18 home runs. He also stole 21 bases in 24 attempts and is currently leading the National League in total bases.
Due to the Nationals being mostly out of contention in the National League East, Turner has been a subject of trade interest.
The $200-million-player is scheduled to become a free agent after next season. If Washington does trade him, Tuesday’s game would be his last with the team.