Fernando Tatis Jr.’s dad has reacted to the Padres star’s PED suspension and he’s sort of blaming it on some terrible haircut. According to TPS;
This week, we are finding out that a bad haircut might have been the culprit of San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. testing positive for a banned substance.
“What involves him is a steroid that contains a spray called trofobol,” Fernando Tatis Sr. said of his son, per MLB insider Héctor Gómez. “… He got a fungus due to a haircut. His mistake was not reading what it contains, which is what apparently makes him guilty of something totally unknown.”
The younger Tatis said he used a medication that contained Clostebol to treat ringworm.
Tatis received an 80-game suspension that will leave him unavailable for the remainder of the 2022 season and the start of the 2023 campaign. The 23-year-old already saw his 2022 debut delayed after undergoing wrist surgery to repair an injury that may have resulted from a motorcycle accident.
This is only the second year of Tatis’ 14-year, $340 million extension with San Diego.
Whatever the reason behind the positive test, the outcome remains the same for Tatis and the Padres.
Do you believe pops?
Clostebol is, indeed, a derivative of testosterone and is an anabolic steroid that has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Dee Gordon and Freddy Galvis have previously been suspended for testing positive for the substance by MLB, which has listed clostebol as a banned substance since the start of its drug-testing program in 2003.
Tatis Jr. is the first player in major league history with 80 home runs and 50 stolen bases within the first 300 games of his career, but he will have played in only 273 of a possible 546 regular-season games by the end of 2022. He missed the final seven weeks of the 2019 season because of a stress reaction in his lower back and spent all of 2021 dealing with a troublesome left shoulder that oftentimes kept him out of the lineup.
His yearlong absence in 2022, however, has been a product of factors that were seemingly well within his control. And it comes at the worst possible time for the franchise, which stripped its farm system bare in order to acquire Juan Soto and has elevated its payroll to historic records while in pursuit of its first championship. In a long statement issued on Friday, Tatis said he briefly considered appealing the suspension before deciding to serve the punishment, adding that he was “completely devastated” by the circumstance.
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