What a shame
It's disappointing to see Fernando Tatis Jr., who has such a bright future ahead of him, with a shadow cast over his accomplishments.
Fernando Tatis Jr., one of baseball's brightest young stars, was suspended 80 games Friday for testing positive for Clostebol, an anabolic steroid. He'll miss the remainder of the season and the playoffs.
Tatis, in a statement, blamed the positive test on ringworm medication, of all things.
"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," he said in the statement released by the MLBPA.
Players such as Dee Strange-Gordon and Freddy Galvis have been suspended during the past decade for taking the same drug.
It's a shame to see a player like the 23-year-old Tatis, who has such a bright future ahead of him, with a shadow now cast over his accomplishments. Tatis missed all of this season so far after fracturing his wrist in an off-season motorcycle crash.
The failed test is a reminder to players that they need to check and clear everything they put into or on their bodies. Even ringworm medication.
Either way, it's a tough day for baseball, and especially for Padres fans.