Update: Well, this is bad news. Turner was removed from Tuesday night’s game and tested positive for Covid-19. Turner may have to quarantine for a minimum of 10 days. If he is dealt before the deadline on Friday, whoever is getting Turner will miss him for at least a week it seems.
Trea Turner tested positive for COVID-19 and was removed from the game per MLB protocols, the Nationals announce.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) July 28, 2021
Washington Nationals SS Trea Turner was removed from Tuesday’s game vs. the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning due to undisclosed reasons. Gerardo Parra entered the lineup and is in LF while the Nats shifted a bunch of bodies around to accommodate the loss of Turner.
We’ll see if this has anything to do with rumors and the MLB Trade Deadline approaching. It could mean Turner’s about to be traded or a deal is close. It also could mean Turner is injured.
Update: Well, it appears Turner is injured and it isn’t trade related. It’s worth stating if Turner tweaked anything or had something minor, it’s still in the Nats best interest to pull him if he could be dealt.
Hearing Turner came out after hurting himself. No trade.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 27, 2021
Turner did get a single and scored a run before exiting the game, so if you had him in DFS, he wasn’t a complete bust. If Turner is going to be dealt, the Seattle Mariners were the last team linked to the shortstop. There were also reports that a lot of teams were interested in Turner, so it could be a contending team. Any deal for Turner would take a large return from any team.
The New York Yankees could use an All-Star shortstop like Turner while the Los Angeles Dodgers will likely be in the mix as well.