Out of the multiple scandals that fold out in baseball, the steroid scandal never seems to go away from the game. Eleven days ago, a young and bright star player of the San Diego Padres, Fernando Tatis Jr., got suspended by Major League Baseball for 80 games.

The reason for his suspension was that he tested positive for taking Clostebol, which is an anabolic steroid banned by MLB. Tatis Jr, in his first address to the media after his suspension, apologized for the mistake he made. 


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Fernando Tatis Jr. is regretful for what he did

The star shortstop for the Padres opened his statement by welcoming the media first and then apologized.“I’m truly sorry…I’m really sorry. I’ve let so many people down…I’ve lost so much love from people…and I have failed. I’ve failed the front office of the San Diego Padres, Peter Seidler, and A.J. Preller, I have failed every fan of this city, I have failed my country, I have failed my family, parents…and I’m really sorry for my mistakes. I’ve seen my dreams turn into my worst nightmares,” Tatis Jr. said.

It was natural for the star player to be emotional at the time, but as he was talking, he looked like he was on the verge of tears. It was Fernando Tatis Jr‘s first time in public after his suspension was announced.

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Prior to this, a statement was released by the MLB players association, in which Tatis said that he never intentionally took the performance-enhancing drug. And that the positive test was the result of a medication he took to treat ringworm.

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The medication he took was not in the view of the SD Padres’ medical team. 


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How has Tatis Jr played the game until now?

Shortstop and outfielder for the San Diego Padres, Fernando Tatis Jr. made his MLB debut in 2019. The following year, he won the Silver Slugger Award, and in the next year, he became an All-Star player.


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One can say that the 23-year-old player was and still is the face of his team. For now, he is serving his suspension of 80 games. This means he won’t be playing any games the rest of the season and will also miss games when the next season starts.

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