Fernando Tatis son suspended 80 games

Fernando Tatis son suspended 80 games


The San Diego Padres received some very bad news on Friday as shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. will serve an 80-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's safety policy. use of performance-enhancing drugs. 

The California star has tested positive for Clostebol, Major League Baseball has confirmed. Tatis will thus miss the rest of the regular season, the playoffs and even part of the start of the next season.

The main interested party confessed his wrongs, in a press release issued by the Players Association, mentioning that he would have consumed a drug containing Clostebol in order to cure the ringworm, which he suffered from.

“I should have used the resources available to me to make sure that no prohibited substance was in the medications I was taking,” said Tatis, who also took the opportunity to apologize, among others to the Padres organization and its supporters. I have no excuse for my mistake and I would never do such a thing deliberately in order to cheat and disrespect the sport I love so much.

“I am completely devastated. There is no place I would rather be on the pitch with my teammates.”

Tatis has no intention of appealing the decision.


This is a blow to the Padres, who had high hopes in their quest for a World Series at the trade deadline, acquiring Juan Soto at a big price from the Washington Nationals.

It's an even harder blow for the San Diego club, since the 23-year-old athlete was getting closer and closer to a return to play, he who missed the set from the 2022 campaign because he was recovering from surgery on his left wrist.

“We are surprised and very disappointed to learn from Major League Baseball that Fernando Tatis Jr. has tested positive at a banned substance to improve performance, reacted the organization of the Padres, by way of press release. We fully support the program [against major league baseball] and hope that Fernando will learn from this experience. , the son of the former Montreal Expos hit an impressive 42 long balls, a National League high, in addition to producing 97 points.