Padres All-Star Fernando Tatis Jr. suspended 80 games for PEDs

Fernando Tatis Jr.
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By 97.3 The Fan

Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Tatis has not played yet this season for the Padres after fracturing his wrist in a motorcycle accident. Tatis will miss the rest of the 2022 season and the first 42 games of the 2022 season. Tatis finished 3rd in NL MVP voting in the 2021 season.

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The Padres released the following statement:

“We were surprised and extremely disappointed to learn 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 suspension without pay. We fully support the Program and are hopeful that Fernando will learn from this experience.”

The MLB Players Association released the following statement on behalf of Fernando Tatis Jr.:

Tatis statement
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