Last Friday, San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.
Tatis, a two-time Silver Slugger, had Clostebol in his system. After announcing the suspension, he apologized to the Parents.
Meanwhile, Padres general manager AJ Preller didn’t hide his true feelings about Tatis’ suspension.
“I think hopefully from the offseason to now, there’s a little bit of maturity. And obviously with today’s news, it’s more of a pattern and something that we need to look into a little bit more.” said Preller. . “I’m sure he’s very disappointed, but at the end of the day, it’s one thing to say it. You have to start by showing it with your actions.”
The Padres have already agreed to a 14-year extension with Tatis. Since this season has gone worse than anyone could have imagined for the All-Star’s whereabouts, an important meeting will be held this Thursday.
According to FanSided’s Robert Murray, Tatis will meet in person with Preller.
At this point, Padres fans just want all the drama involving Tatis to be put to bed.
Hopefully for the sake of the Fathers, this meeting will be a wake-up call for Tatis.
If not, Tatis’ contract could be one of the worst in recent history.