Fernando Tatis Jr. and anybody related to him should really stop talking about his PED suspension.
This week, we are finding out that a bad haircut might have been the culprit of San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. testing positive for a banned substance.
“What involves him is a steroid that contains a spray called trofobol,” Fernando Tatis Sr. said of his son, per MLB insider Héctor Gómez. “… He got a fungus due to a haircut. His mistake was not reading what it contains, which is what apparently makes him guilty of something totally unknown.”
The younger Tatis said he used a medication that contained Clostebol to treat ringworm.
Tatis received an 80-game suspension that will leave him unavailable for the remainder of the 2022 season and the start of the 2023 campaign. The 23-year-old already saw his 2022 debut delayed after undergoing wrist surgery to repair an injury that may have resulted from a motorcycle accident.
This is only the second year of Tatis’ 14-year, $340 million extension with San Diego.
Whatever the reason behind the positive test, the outcome remains the same for Tatis and the Padres.
Tatis Jr. is coming off his best season as a pro where he hit 42 home runs and recorded 97 RBI’s on a .282 batting average. The team suffered a devastating loss for the season that will ultimately impact their postseason efforts.