Tatis Jr. tested positive for Clostebol, and will be suspended for 80 games. Here are the full details about his suspension and Injury.

Fernando Tatís Jr. : Suspended | Injury | News | Stats

Fernando is the son of former MLB player Fernando Tatís Sr. Tatís Jr. stands 6 feet 3 inches (191 cm) tall and weighs 217 pounds (98 kg).

Fernando Tatís Jr. : Suspended | Injury | News | Stats

Born: January 2, 1999 (age 23)
San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
March 28, 2019, for the San Diego Padres
MLB statistics
(through 2021 season)
Batting average .292
Home runs 81
Runs batted in 195

He made his MLB debut in 2019, won the Silver Slugger Award in 2020, and was named an All-Star in 2021.

The Chicago White Sox signed Tatís as an international free agent from the Dominican Prospect League in 2015.

On June 4, 2016, before he had played a professional game, the White Sox traded Tatís, then 17 years old, and Erik Johnson to the Padres for James Shields.

Tatís spent 2016 with the Arizona League Padres of the Rookie-level Arizona League and the Tri-City Dust Devils of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League, batting a combined .273 with four home runs and 25 runs batted in (RBI) in 55 games; on defense, he made 15 errors and had a .904 fielding percentage.


Tatis has been suspended 80 games after testing positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the league announced shortly before the club’s 10-5 win over the Nationals on Friday.

The suspension is without pay and effective immediately, meaning Tatis will miss the remainder of this season and the first 33 games of the 2023 season.

Any games the Padres play in the 2022 postseason will count toward the suspension, which would reduce the number of games he’ll have to sit out next year.

“I have been informed by Major League Baseball that a test sample I submitted returned a positive result for Clostebol, a banned substance,” Tatis said in a statement. “It turns out that I inadvertently took a medication to treat ringworm that contained Clostebol.

I should have used the resources available to me in order to ensure that no banned substances were in what I took. I failed to do so.


There is finally light at the end of this season-long tunnel for San Diego Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. Out since March due to a fractured left wrist.

Even if Tatis suited up for the Padres tonight, his presence probably wouldn’t create much movement in San Diego’s rest-of-season lines.

The Los Angeles Dodgers hold an insurmountable 16-game lead entering Tuesday, meaning that the Padres’ only ticket to the postseason is a Wild Card spot.

They currently hold the No. 3 Wild Card in the National League, one game ahead of the Brewers, one game behind the Phillies.

But per DraftKings Sportsbook, they are more likely to make it to the playoffs (-475) than the team behind them (-190) and in front of them (-295).

Tatis will make them heavier favorites in that category, but he probably won’t dramatically alter their pennant (+700) or World Series odds (+1400).


News broke today of Fernando Tatis Jr’s positive test for a banned substance in MLB’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.

After the news broke, Tatis almost immediately released the following statement, first reported by Mark Feinsand.

Fernando Tatís Jr. : Suspended | Injury | News | Stats

According to Fernando Tatis Jr., he tested positive for Clostebol, a substance he supposedly took to treat ringworm. The San Diego Padres superstar seems to contradict himself in back-to-back statements.

In his initial statement, he immediately provided an excuse, following up by saying he offers “no excuses” despite providing one.

The San Diego Padres also provided the following statement on the matter, and reactions that continue to unfold even as this is being written.

While Tatis Jr. has certainly been punished by the league, this statement from the Padres has the underlying tone of a half-hearted attempt to be politically correct with little remorse. One, among many others, insinuated that very idea.


Tatís, a 6 ft 3 in, 217 lb (1.90 m, 98 kg) shortstop, is widely considered to be a five-tool player due to his various abilities.

In his 2021 season, Tatís hit 42 home runs, the most in the National League that year and only the fifth Padre ever to hit 40+ home runs in a single season.

Fernando Tatís Jr. : Suspended | Injury | News | Stats

Career stats

Despite receiving praise for his athleticism and throwing range, Tatís has been criticized for committing errors at a high rate. In 2019, he committed 18 errors, the fifth-most in MLB that season.

Although he committed only three errors in the shortened 2020 season and raised his fielding percentage 40 points to .984%, he committed 21 errors in 2021, the third-most in the league that year.

Critics have alleged that Tatís’s highlight-reel defensive plays distract from his inconsistency on easy plays.

Tatís has been credited as one of the most exciting star players in baseball. ESPN ranked him as the most entertaining MLB player in 2020.

By Rishabh

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