Washington announced that after Trea Turner tested positive for the coronavirus, he was eliminated in the first game of the Nationals’ game against the Phillies on Wednesday night.
As the team seems to be close to selling before Friday’s trade deadline, the Nationals have received trade interest in the star shortstop. Due to the positive test, Turner may be quarantined for 10 days.Washington pass The 85% vaccination threshold in May is to relax the requirements of the coronavirus agreement.
At the top of the first inning, Turner defeated the infield singles and then scored on Josh Bell’s home run. The 28-year-old entered 0.320 with a 0.519 hit rate on Tuesday night, hit 18 home runs and stole 21 bags. He was selected for the All-Star Game for the first time this season.
Infielder Luis Garcia is expected to be called up from the top three Rochester to replace Turner on the roster of active players. according to To the Washington Post.
Turner’s positive test came on the same day as the positive test of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich. Yelich has been fully vaccinated but has mild symptoms on Monday. according to To the Milwaukee Sentinel, so he was tested. The test result was positive, and contact tracing resulted in infielder Jace Peterson being placed on the injured list for at least seven games.
It remains to be seen whether any other Washington players are considered close contacts of Turner and need to be quarantined on the injured list for isolation.