The suspension of Tatis son, a “disaster” for baseball?

Tatis Jr. suspension a “catastrophe” for baseball? < /p> UPDATE DAY

In the eyes of Fernando Tatis Sr., the 80-game suspension for doping awarded to his son by Major League Baseball is a “catastrophe” that could have been handled differently, and he did not mince his words at the place of the Manfred circuit. 

Tatis Jr. failed a doping test when labs showed traces of Clostebol in his system. drug Trofobol and that he should have used the resources at his disposal to verify the composition of the treatment in question. 

His father clarified that it was a drug to treat a neck infection, during an interview on the Dominican Republic's 'The Midday Show' on Monday.

“It's a disaster what happened, not just for “Junior”, but for all of baseball, protested the one who played 11 seasons in the major leagues. There are millions of fans who are going to stop watching baseball now. This is a total disappointment for Dominican supporters, supporters everywhere, for something so insignificant that was not worth it.”


For the father, there was absolutely no bad intentions in his son and major league baseball handled the file in the worst possible way.

“What came out positive in the body of “Junior” is something that doesn't give you strength, number one, doesn't boost your [bodybuilding], number two, and doesn't have testosterone, number three. It gives absolutely no advantage on the field. What happened is a disaster for baseball.”

“I don't think there was any reason to destroy a player's image for something as minor as that.”

Tatis Jr., who signed a 14-year, $340 million contract in 2021, will therefore not play in the 2022 season since he was already recovering from a left wrist injury.  

Last season, Tatis Jr. had a .282 batting average, hitting 42 long balls, and produced 97 runs in 130 games.

He is the only player in major league history to have 80 home runs and 50 stolen bases in his first 300 career games.