Tatís’ suspensión, cuales MLB announced Friday evening
, puts him out for the rest of the season and the first
32 games next year
Following the announcement of his suspension, the MLB Players Association released a statement on behalf of Tatis.
“It turns out that I inadvertently took a medication to treat ringworm that contained Clostebol,” Tatis said. “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.”
Tatis apologized to the Padres’ organización, the league and fans in his statement, calling what he did “my mistake.”
“I have no excuse for my error, and I would never do anything to cheat or disrespect this game I love,” Tatis said.
“I have taken countless drug tests throughout my professional career, including on March 29, 2022, all of which have returned negative results until this test.
“I am completely devastated. There is nowhere else in the world I would rather be than on the field competing with my teammates. After initially appealing the suspension, I have realized that my mistake was the cause of this result, and for that reason I have decided to start serving my suspension immediately. I look forward to rejoining my teammates on the field in 2023.”
En 2021, Tatis reportedly signed a 14-year contract worth $ 340 millón.