Trea Turner Reacts to Kevin Durant Replacing Him With Shohei Ohtani in MLB The Show

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVMay 12, 2021

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 09:  Trea Turner #7 of the Washington Nationals fields his position against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on May 09, 2021 in in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner has been one of the best in the majors at his position the past few years, but it seems he is no longer good enough for Kevin Durant's team on MLB The Show.

The Brooklyn Nets star said on Twitter he might be replacing Turner on his virtual team with Los Angeles Angels pitcher/outfielder Shohei Ohtani:

Kevin Durant @KDTrey5

Different breed. Trading for him now in the show, trea turner might have to dip lol

Turner reacted to the news Wednesday:

Trea Turner @treavturner

Still don’t know if I’ve been benched or traded?? 😐 https://t.co/8YjG279eJL

It's difficult for any athlete to lose support, especially from a well-known fan of his team. Durant is from the Washington D.C. area and has a Nationals tattoo.

The good news is Turner is likely on plenty more rosters in the video game thanks to his all-around ability.

The 27-year-old currently has a .323 batting average with eight home runs and a league-leading seven stolen bases in 31 games this season. He finished seventh in voting for the NL MVP award in 2020.