San Diego Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. is suspended for 80 games after testing positive for using PEDs.

 Fernando Tatis Jr.
Jul 8, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (23) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a home run against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. hasn’t played a single game this year for the San Diego Padres. He injured his wrist during the offseason because of an accident and has been out since. He was nearing his return, but now he is suspended for 80 games. This is a huge blow for the Padres who were looking to make a run toward the World Series.

After testing positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing drug that violates Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Tatis has been given an 80-game suspension, the league announced just before the team’s victory over the Nationals on Friday.

According to Jeff Passan of ESPN: Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. violated Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing drug policy and is facing a suspension, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN. Fernando Tatis Jr. will be suspended for 80 games, MLB announced. The suspension will cover the remainder of this season and will render him ineligible for the postseason. It will continue into the beginning of next year. On the verge of returning, he’s done for the year.

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