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San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. suspended 80 games for violating MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy after testing positive for Clostebol David Ortiz thinks the league could have handled the situation differently.
“MLB needs to have some rules before it goes public with news, like what happened to Tatis Jr.,” he said, according to According to baseball insider Hector Gomez. “I don’t think they handled the situation the right way. We can’t kill our product, we’re talking about an amazing player.”
Ortiz is right to say that Tatis is “an amazing player,” as the shortstop was an All-Star and two-time silver bat champion in his first three seasons. He leads the league with 42 homers in 2021 after signing a 14-year, $340 million extension with the Padres.
However, the 23-year-old has not played this season because of a broken wrist, and now he will not be able to play until the 2023 season Play again.
As part of a statement issued by the MLB Players Association, Tatis said he tested positive because he “Inadvertently taking medicine for ringworm”:
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MLB Players Association representative Fernando Tatis Jr. issued the following statement: pic. twitter.com /gCNVcs0a5Y
Padres manager Bob Melvin told reporters that Tatis was “remorseful” that the suspension added to his long absence, which started on a wrist that required surgery Injured, possibly from a motorcycle accident in December.
“This is the second time we’ve let him down,” pitcher Mike Clevinger told reporters. “You want him to grow up and learn from it and learn it’s not just him now. I think we’ll be fine. Look at this club. We don’t really need anyone else. It would be nice to have someone else, but we No need for anyone else. We have everything we need here.” General Manager AJ Preller also discussed the situation Not totally flinching: Dennis Lin @dennistlin
I’m sure he’s disappointed, but at the end of the day, speaking up is one thing. You have to start with your actions. ” (2/2)
Luckily, the Padres improved the team by adding Juan Soto, Josh Bell, Brandon Drury at the trade deadline and Josh Hader, currently in a wild card position in the National League.
Anyway, it’s an amazing development, Orty Is not the only one who thinks it can be handled differently.Sr. Fernando Tatis said, The situation started with a haircut: Hector Gomez @hgomez27
Fernando Tatis Sr.: “It’s about him (Tatis Jr.) ) is a steroid with a spray called trofobol in it…he got a fungal infection from a haircut. His mistake was not reading what it contained, which obviously made him feel guilty about something completely unknown”.
Hector Gomez @hgomez27
Fernando Tatis Sr.: “It’s a can Mistakes handled in a different way, because such a small thing ruins the image of the player, in a situation like this. Disaster isn’t just for Tatis Jr., but for all baseball. Millions of fans will stop watching baseball”
Hector Gomez @hgomez27
Fernando Tatis Sr.: “It all happened because of something that wasn’t worth the problem. It’s something for the skin, it doesn’t boost performance, and it doesn’t have testosterone. It’s nothing to help you improve in the game. “
In the case of Ortiz, he was also linked to the PED during the game. However, he never believed that link and was inducted into the Hall of Fame despite other Those with connections, like Barry Bonds, Sammy Sousa, and Mark McGwell, have none.