A-Rod ‘heartbroken’ by Tatis Jr.’s PED. suspended
Members of the baseball community were shocked when learn before the weekend that San Diego Padres All-Star substitute Fernando Tatis Jr received an 80-match unpaid ban for violating the MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
Former New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez is familiar with such punishment. Like Jenna Lemoncelli Noting to the New York Post, Rodriguez famously received a 162-match ban in 2014 after he admitted to using PED while playing for the Texas Rangers. He spoke to Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay on an ESPN alternative broadcast about Sunday’s primetime game between the Bronx Bombers and the Boston Red Sox that Boston won 3-0 on the ban. by Tatis.
“I’m not angry. I’m heartbroken because making mistakes at 22 or 23 will affect you for 60 years,” A-Rod said of Tatis. “I made that mistake. I’m in my 30s, and it’s desperate to get back on the pitch and play.”
Tatis, who said in a statement that he “accidentally” drank drugs, has not played this season while recovering from surgery he required in March to repair a wrist. broken. The now 23-year-old will not make his debut until next year.
“I was hoping a lot of these kids would learn from my failures and mistakes,” Rodriguez added in his comments. “I went to the lowest ground; I went to zero ground.”
Rodriguez said he’s “always ready to help” but explained that he won’t be contacting Tatis directly.