The San Diego Padres were'very disappointed' when Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended.
The San Diego Padres' master plan for assembling a World Series-caliber team hit a major snag Friday
Tatis, who hasn't played in 2022 after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured wrist in March
had just begun a minor league rehab assignment - and he could be back with the Padres as soon as next week.
However, Major League Baseball's announcement that Tatis tested positive for the banned substance Clostebol effectively ended his chances of making the playoffs.
Tatis issued an apology to the Padres organisation and fans in response to his 80-game suspension, which will extend into next season
"That's his story," Padres general manager A.J. Preller told local reporters outside the visitors' clubhouse at Nationals Park on Friday.
The San Diego Padres' master plan for assembling a World Series-caliber team hit a major snag Friday when star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended for the rest of the season due to a positive drug test.