MLB Fans Aren’t Convinced By Fernando Tatis Jr.’s Odd Explanation For Why He Tested Positive For Banned Substances

MBL Fans Arent Convinced By Fernando Tatis Jr.s Odd Explanation For Why He Tested Positive For Banned Substances

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The baseball world received some shocking news on Friday when Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Now, the Padres star has responded.

A night that should’ve been cheerful for the San Diego Padres, as Juan Soto made his first return to DC, quickly turned sour. Effective immediately, the MLB suspended Tatis Jr. for 80 games after he tested positive for Clostebol, a substance in violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.

Shortly thereafter, the MLBPA released a statement on behalf of Tatis Jr. The statement claimed that Tatis Jr. “inadvertently” took a medication that contained the banned substance in order to treat ringworm.

The Padres star admits there’s no excuse for the error and he should’ve taken more care with what he consumed. But he emphasizes that his intentions were never to cheat or disrespect the game. Even so, MLB fans aren’t entirely convinced by his excuse.

Fernando Tatis Jr. admits to his mistake in the end. Whether fans believe him, or not, is up to them.

Either way, the Padres won’t see him take the field until next year, as Tatis Jr. stated that he intends to serve the suspension immediately.