Dominican Fernando Tatis Jr. suspended 80 games for use violate drugs and illegal substances

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The MLB Commissioner’s Office announced an 80-game sanction without pay against Dominican baseball player Fernando Tatis Jr. (San Diego Padres) for having been found guilty of violating the policy against drugs and other performance-enhancing substances.

“Tatis Jr. received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” MLB announced in a statement.

The reaction of the California franchise was immediate. Through a statement, the San Diego Padres expressed their “surprise and disappointment” at the Major League Commissioner’s decision, but at the same time expressed their full support for the Program: “We hope that Fernando learns from this experience.”