Many fans are eager to see the Dodgers’ newest additions don the iconic Dodger blue. However, Trea Turner’s Dodger debut will have to be put on hold for the time being. Although the 28-year old shortstop was recently acquired from the Washington Nationals, Turner currently has Covid and is not able to join the team right away.
He exited the Nationals’ game on Tuesday after testing positive for the virus. The following day it was reported that Washington was dealing with an outbreak in their clubhouse. While his pending arrival is unfortunate, the activation of Corey Seager makes the news sting a little less. Still, it’s only fair to wonder when Trea will be able to join his new team. Dave Roberts wasn’t sure about when he could arrive but mentioned next week as a possible option.
“Trea is dealing with Covid protocols. I guess we’re hopeful for sometime next week we’ll get him back. There’s still testing that he’s got to kind of get through and a little bit of the quarantine process that he’s got to get through. I’m not totally clear on that.”
Andrew Friedman also spoke about how much the newest member of the Dodgers wants to make it to Los Angeles as soon as he possibly can.
“I’m not sure yet. I think we’ll continue to read and react to the situation. I know he’s chomping at the bit to get out here as soon as he can. As soon as he’s good to do so I know he will. As we learn more we’ll share that.”
Of course, as both Friedman and Roberts mentioned, Turner will have to undergo a quarantine process as well as testing to ensure he is clear and ready to play. When that happens though is unclear. With that being said, when he is ultimately cleared, the Dodgers will surely welcome his 5-tool skill set as they continue to make up ground down the stretch.