Fernando Tatis Jr. Apologizes After Being Suspended From 80-Game

Fernando Tatis Jr. publicly apologized after being suspended from 80-game.

"I'm really sorry for my mistakes,'' Tatis said at a Tuesday press conference.

"I've seen how my dreams have turned into my worst nightmares. There's no other one to blame than myself. I haven't made the right decisions in these past two weeks, month, even the start of the year. I made a mistake and I regret every single step I have taken."

Tatis was issued the 80-game ban after testing positive for clostebol, an anabolic steroid.

Initially he said that he accidentally took a ringworm medication that contained the banned substance.

But later he said he'd been dealing with a skin infection for some time, took a medication and tested positive shortly after.

"There's no excuses,'' Tatis continued. "I need to do a way better job knowing what is going inside my body."

Tatis is in the second season of a 14-year, $340 million contract.

He'll not be seen in the remainder of the Padres 48 games in 2022, as well as the first 32 of 2023.