Washington Nationals baseball player Trea Turner tested positive for Covid-19 According to information from journalist Mark Zukerman, during the protocol that the major leagues establish for each game due to the sanitary restrictions imposed by the pandemic. With this positive, The MLB star left the game against the Philadelphia Phillies that takes place on the late night of this Tuesday, July 27, during the first inning of the game.
Once outside the Citizens Bank Park diamond, shortstop left his position vacant for Gerardo Parra, of Venezuelan origin, to take to the field of play, while Alcides Escobar occupied the shortstop area of the Washington Nationals and thus make up for the sensitive loss of Tres Turner.
The 28-year-old American debuted for Washington in 2015 after a player trade with the San Diego Padres who selected Tres Turner a year earlier during the first round of the 2014 MLB draft. In the current season, Turner already has 18 home runs with 49 RBIs adding to OBP’s .368 stats plus 21 stolen bases so far in 2021, which is why the Washington Nationals will be in a predicament until Turner does not test negative to return to the diamond. It’s also important to note that just a month ago he hit a single in the first inning, plus a double in the third, along with a home run in the fourth to close out with a triple in the sixth; fact that made it the third cycle of his career and that he paired him in a tied record with John Reilly, as well as Bob Meusel, Babe Herman and Adrián Beltré.
In addition, the player had a lift compared to last year when he accumulated 12 home runs, but with the peculiarity that it was in the short season of 60 games due to the Covid-19 pandemic that hit the United States.