After a minor league pitcher gave up a home run to Fernando Tatis Jr., he threw a fastball, saying, “A cheater hit a home run.”
According to multiple local media outlets, Tatis Jr. entered rehabilitation in the minor leagues ahead of the expiration of the statute of limitations of an 80-game suspension he received last year for taking a banned substance.
He wore a uniform for the El Paso Chihuahuas, a Triple-A team under the San Diego Padres, and played in an away game against the Sacramento River Cats under the San Francisco Giants on the 5th (local time).
He hit a solo home run over the left field fence off SF Giants pitching prospect Cade McClure.
An NBC San Diego reporter posted a video of Tatis Jr.’s home run on Twitter and wrote, “Cade McClure will be telling people for years about the moment he gave up the incredible home run to Fernando Tatis Jr.” It was a content that praised the batting skills of Tanis Jr., who won the Silver Slugger twice.
But McClure had other ideas.스포츠토토 He retweeted the video on his Twitter and posted an accusation of “a cheater who hits a home run in a rehabilitation assignment while on steroids.” He deleted the tweet shortly after, so you can’t see it now.
Tatis Jr., 24, was suspended for 80 games last August after testing positive for a PED (performance-enhancing substance) banned in the major leagues. He plans to join the Padres on the 20th after his suspension this month ends.
He said at the time that he had “carelessly” taken drugs containing the banned drug clostebol to treat ringworm.
Tatis Jr., who gained fame as a big shot shortstop, signed a 14-year, $340 million extension with the Padres in 2021 before obtaining free agency rights. However, due to his injury and suspension, he did not play a single game in 2022.
With a career batting average of 0.292 in the big leagues, he hit 42 home runs, a career high in 2021.
He played in 16 exhibition games this year and recorded a batting average of 0.273 and two home runs.