Fernando Tatis Jr. is back with the Padres: Four things to know as an MLB star returns to the team following a PED suspension
Fernando Tatis Jr. will wear a Major League Baseball uniform for the first time in 565 days on Thursday night.
Tatis will rejoin the San Diego Padres for the series opening against the Arizona Diamondbacks after serving his 80-game suspension for
performance-enhancing drugs. He hasn't played in an MLB game since the season ended in 2021.
"I really apologize. I've disappointed so many people. I've lost a lot of people's love. "I failed," Tatis said shortly after the punishment was announced.
"I'm going to remember how this feels, and I'm never going to put myself in this situation again."
Tatis is already a member of the Padres. He's spent the last few days working out with the team,
despite the fact that league rules state suspended players are not permitted on the grounds for games; to follow the rules,
he had to leave the stadium before first pitch. "We'll just try to bubble wrap him, get him to Arizona, and he'll be in that first game there,"
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