Padres pull plug on Tatis bobblehead giveaway

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres have replaced a planned Fernando Tatis Jr. bobblehead night with a Juan Soto T-shirt giveaway after the superstar shortstop was banned 80 games Friday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. Tatis, a 23-year-old sensation and one of the brightest stars in all of Major League Baseball, …

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Tatis Sr.: 'Catastrophe' son's rep has taken a hit

Fernando Tatis Jr.’s father backed up his son’s claim that he violated Major League Baseball’s drug policy because of a steroid that was contained within a ringworm medication and called it “a catastrophe” that the San Diego Padres superstar’s reputation has been tarnished because of it. Fernando Tatis Sr., who played in the major leagues …

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Padres' Melvin: Tatis 'remorseful' about PED ban

WASHINGTON — San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin reached out to suspended All-Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. in a phone call Saturday and said the player “feels remorseful.” Melvin did not reveal anything else about what he termed a “private conversation” with Tatis, the dynamic fan favorite whose 80-game ban for testing positive for a …

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Everything you need to know about Fernando Tatis' 80-game suspension

The baseball world was rocked on Friday afternoon, when it was learned that one of the game’s brightest young stars, Fernando Tatis Jr., had tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance and was hit by Major League Baseball with an 80-game suspension. Tatis, the 23-year-old superstar shortstop who had already emerged as one of the faces …

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Padres' Tatis banned 80 games for PED violation

7:09 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has been suspended for 80 games after testing positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment …

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How the paths of Fernando Tatis Jr. and Jeter intersect

3:46 PM ET Eric GomezMexico writer Before Fernando Tatis Jr. achieved Major League stardom and became one of the faces of baseball, he was yet another teenage prospect from the Dominican Republic — albeit one with a big league pedigree. Prior to signing his first deal with the Chicago White Sox, Tatis impressed Marco Paddy, …

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Tatis set to begin rehab assignment this weekend

LOS ANGELES — Fernando Tatis Jr. took part in his third live-batting-practice session from Dodger Stadium early Friday afternoon and was scheduled to fly to San Antonio to join the San Diego Padres’ Double-A affiliate later that night, beginning a rehab assignment this weekend. Tatis, 23, has spent all season rehabbing from surgery to his …

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How injury impacts Fernando Tatis Jr.'s season, contract and the Padres

9:30 PM ET Alden Gonzalez Shut ESPN Employees Author ESPN baseball reporter. Lined the L.A. Rams for ESPN from 2016 to 2018 and the L.A. Angels for MLB.com from 2012 to 2016. Jesse Rogers Shut ESPN Employees Author Jesse joined ESPN Chicago in September 2009 and covers MLB for ESPN.com. Fernando Tatis Jr.’s arrival at …

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