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Padres cancel Fernando Tatis Jr.'s bobblehead prize due to his PED suspension

Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Publish Date: 17/08/2022
Fact checked by: Drew the DFS Guy

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The San Diego Padres announced on Tuesday that they will replace All-Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.'s bobblehead giveaway with a Juan Soto t-shirt inspired by the City Connect jerseys when San Diego hosts the Arizona Diamondbacks game on September 7.

The Padres had planned to give free Tatis bobbleheads to the fans who are attending the game, but the team decided to switch the giveaway following Tatis' violation of MLB's performance-enhancing drug policy, which resulted in an 80-game suspension, according to the Associated Press and ESPN.

Since his stellar 2021 season, in which Tatis hit a league-high 42 home runs, Padres fans have been eager to see him back on the field. But Tatis Jr. had yet to make his season debut prior to Friday's statement because he was recovering from surgery to repair a fractured wrist he had in March after a motorcycle accident. The plan had been for him to return in August, but that has to wait a little bit longer.

Tatis Jr. violated MLB's drug policy

Tatis Jr. explained in a statement released Friday that he "inadvertently" took the prohibited substance, which ultimately results in a positive PED test.

Tatis Jr.'s father, Fernando Tatis Sr., who spent parts of 11 seasons in the major leagues, told "The Midday Show" in his native Dominican Republic claimed that his son violated MLB's drug policy as a result of a steroid found in ringworm medication, saying ‘got a fungus due to a haircut’ and used the medication which contains an anabolic steroid.

Although Tatis Sr. admitted that his son was wrong not knowing that the medication contained a steroid, he called it a "catastrophe for baseball." and the Padres superstar's reputation has suffered as a result.

Fernando Tatis Sr: "It was a mistake that could have been handled differently, destroy the image of a player for such a small thing, for a situation like this. Is a catastrophe not just for Tatis Jr, but for all baseball. There’s millions of fans that will stop watching baseball"

— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) August 15, 2022

Tatis Jr.'s record

Tatis Jr. signed a 14-year, $340 million contract in February 2021 with Padres. He is the first player to have 80 home runs and 50 stolen bases in his first 300 games, but he will have played in only 273 of a possible 546 regular-season games by the end of 2022.

The 23-year-old Tatis was out for the final seven weeks of the 2019 season due to a stress reaction in his lower back, and he was out for the entire 2021 season due to a bothersome left shoulder that has kept him out of the lineup more often.

Tatis Jr. was given an 80-game suspension on Friday, ruling him out of the Padres' final 48 regular-season games. The remaining suspension period will begin with the start of the 2023 season. His suspension took effect immediately and without pay, which means he will miss the rest of this season and the start of the next.

Tatis said in a lengthy statement released on Friday that he briefly considered appealing the suspension before deciding to serve the sentence, adding that the situation had left him "completely devastated."

The Major League Baseball Players Association issued the following statement on behalf of Fernando Tatis, Jr.: pic.twitter.com/gCNVcs0a5Y

— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) August 12, 2022

Soto to replace Tatis

Soto was acquired by the Padres from the Washington Nationals ahead of August 2 just before the MLB trade deadline after the two-time All-Star outfielder reportedly declined a 15-year, $440 million contract extension from the Nationals. Soto helped the Nationals win their first World Series in 2019, then hit.351 in 2020 to win the NL batting title.

San Diego was well aware that they were introducing in one of the best players in the game as well as adding Bell, who is having a career year, to bolster a lineup that desperately needed help as they chased a playoff spot. Soto and Bell will most likely play right field and first base in San Diego.

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