Surprising information within the baseball world … Fernando Tatis Jr. — among the finest gamers within the MLB — has simply been suspended 80 video games!
Commissioner Rob Manfred introduced the ban on Friday afternoon — after he and the league say the San Diego Padres’ all-world shortstop examined optimistic for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance.
In accordance with the MLB, Tatis’ suspension will start instantly.
The Padres, in the meantime, mentioned in an announcement that they had been “shocked and intensely upset” to be taught of the optimistic check.
The staff added that they “totally assist” MLB’s joint drug prevention and remedy program and “are hopeful that Fernando will be taught from this expertise.”
After sitting out all of this season with a wrist damage, Tatis Jr. was nearly to return to the Padres inside the subsequent few days.
And, everybody within the org. was stoked for it — as a result of the staff simply added stars Juan Soto and Josh Bell on the commerce deadline … and figured the duo, plus Tatis Jr., Manny Machado and the remainder of the roster, would then push for a World Collection run.
Two guys chant “OVER-RATED!” at Fernando Tatis Jr’s rehab stint final night time, after which…
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— MLB Errors (@mlberrors) August 11, 2022
Tatis Jr. will now be ineligible to compete within the postseason this 12 months — and as a result of size of the ban, he’ll should serve a part of the suspension within the 2023 season as effectively.
The Padres are at present 16 video games behind the Dodgers within the NL West — however at present maintain one of many Nationwide League’s obtainable Wild Card spots.