Scandal in the MLB: Dominican Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended for 80 games for testing positive for banned substances

San Diego Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended for 80 games on Friday after testing positive for Clostebol. The substance is part of those prohibited by the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program of Major League Baseball since it improves sports performance.

The decision communicated by the MLB itself comes into effect this Friday, and the 23-year-old Dominican baseball player will miss the remainder of the 2022 season and the first 42 challenges of the 2023 campaign. A stain that he will not be able to erase from his young sports career.

“We were shocked and very disappointed today that Fernando Tatis Jr. tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Prevention and Treatment Program and subsequently received an 80-game unpaid suspension.” the San Diego organization when learning what happened with its shortstop.

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In addition, they could not buts or appeal about it: “We fully support the Program, and we hope that Fernando learns from this experience,” they added.

San Diego will pay a staggering $340 million in a signed 14-year deal with Fernando Tatis Jr.