Stunning information within the baseball world … Fernando Tatis Jr. — among the best gamers within the MLB — has simply been suspended 80 video games!
Commissioner Rob Manfred introduced the ban on Friday afternoon — after he and the league say the San Diego Padres’ all-world shortstop examined constructive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance.
In keeping with the MLB, Tatis’ suspension will start instantly.
The Padres, in the meantime, mentioned in an announcement that they have been “stunned and very dissatisfied” to study of the constructive take a look at.
The group added that they “totally assist” MLB’s joint drug prevention and remedy program and “are hopeful that Fernando will study from this expertise.”
After sitting out all of this season with a wrist harm, Tatis Jr. was nearly to return to the Padres throughout the subsequent few days.
And, everybody within the org. was stoked for it — as a result of the group simply added stars Juan Soto and Josh Bell on the commerce deadline … and figured the duo, plus Tatis Jr., Manny Machado and the remainder of the roster, would then push for a World Sequence run.
Tatis Jr. will now be ineligible to compete within the postseason this yr — and because of the size of the ban, he’ll must serve a part of the suspension within the 2023 season as properly.
The Padres are at the moment 16 video games behind the Dodgers within the NL West — however at the moment maintain one of many Nationwide League’s out there Wild Card spots.