“It’s absurd.”

Fernando Tatis Jr. (24, San Diego Padres) started on the 6th (Korean time) as the first batter left fielder in the match against the Triple A Sacramento River Cats under the San Francisco Giants in the ‘2023 Minor League’.

Tatis Jr. hit a solo home run over the left wall as the leadoff hitter in the top of the 5th inning with the team trailing 1-5. On this day, 1 hit in 2 at-bats (1 home run), 1 RBI, 2 walks and 1 run contributed to the team’s 8-5 victory.안전놀이터

Currently, Tatis Jr. is recovering in the minor leagues. Prior to the start of the season last year, he had to undergo surgery on his left wrist due to a motorcycle accident.

During his rehab period, Tatis Jr. was embroiled in a controversy over ‘taking a banned substance’. He was suspended for a total of 80 games (48 games in the 2022 season and 32 games in the 2023 season) for taking clostebol, which helps muscle development.

At the time, Tatis Jr. said, “I found out too late that the drug I took for the purpose of treating ringworm (skin disease) contained the ingredient. “I want to apologize to the field, the entire major league team, and the fans. I have no excuses for my mistakes, but I never did anything to improve my performance or disrespect the baseball I love.”

Tatis Jr. will not be able to play after the start due to suspension. However, players who have been suspended for more than 50 games are playing in accordance with the provisions of the Major League Secretariat that allow players to play in the minor leagues for 15 days.

In response, reporter Dan Clark, who reports major league news, expressed dissatisfaction on personal SNS on the 7th. He raised his voice, saying, “It is absurd that Tatis Jr. was suspended from the major leagues for taking a banned substance, and then rehabilitates while playing minor league games. Isn’t it really funny?”

Pitcher Cade McClure, who gave Tatis Jr. a home run, also criticized Tatis Jr. on his personal SNS, saying, “A cheater who hits a home run while suspended (due to a banned drug).”

Meanwhile, Tatis Jr. is steadily improving his body despite the criticism directed at him. He will join San Diego when his 20-day suspension ends.

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