He won’t be able to play in 2022, and will also miss a portion of the 2023 campaign, too.
The player stated that he inadvertently took Clostebol.
“It turns out that I inadvertently took a medication to treat ringworm that contained Clostebol,” he 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.”
The circumstances matter very little to fans and teammates who were counting on Tatis to help the Padres make a deep postseason run this year.
As one of the faces of the team, it’s his responsibility to face his teammates and address every question they may have.
Tatis Needs To Own Up To His Mistake
One of his teammates, Jurickson Profar, said he talked to Tatis and he should be addressing the group in the upcoming days.
“Profar said he told Tatis to come to the ballpark to speak with his teammates. ‘I think he is coming one of these days,'” The Athletic’s Dennis Lin tweeted.
Profar said he told Tatis to come to the ballpark to speak with his teammates. "I think he is coming one of these days."
— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) August 18, 2022
While not every person thinks and acts the same, there are surely lots of players in the Padres clubhouse wondering how and why Tatis allowed this to happen.
To get over the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Atlanta Braves, however, they were going to need Tatis.
That’s not going to happen now, not in 2022 at least.