Fernando Tatis Jr.’s father says failed drug test came from a fungus caused by a haircut

Fernando Tatis Jr. may want to change barbers.

The Padres shortstop won’t be sniffing a baseball field until 2023 thanks to a failed drug test: Tatis will miss the remainder of the 2022 season, including the playoffs, and part of the 2023 season as well.

While the Padres shortstop explained the failed test as a byproduct of a tinea drug that contained a banned substance, father and former MLB player Fernando Tatis Sr. explained a different way: A fungus caused by a haircut.

As for him, is a steroid that contains a spray called Trofobol… He got a fungus from a haircut. His mistake was not reading the content, which apparently makes him guilty of something completely unknown.

It was a mistake that could have been handled differently, that would have destroyed a player’s image for something so small, for a situation like this. Is a disaster not only for Tatis Jr. but for all baseball players. There are millions of fans who will stop watching baseball.

All of this happened because of something not worth this trouble. This is something for the skin, it is not performance enhancing and it has no testosterone. It has nothing to help you improve in the game.

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What is Trofobol?

Trofobol is a spray that contains clostebol, a synthetic derivative of the muscle-building steroid that the body naturally produces in greater amounts in men than in women. It is the banned substance that Tatis has tested positive for, but is not considered to be as potent as some other steroids.

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East Germany’s state-sponsored doping program in the 1960s and 70s developed clostebol and combined it with another substance to create Oral Turinabol, the then undetectable anabolic steroid that was juicing its athletes, some of whom set world records that are still unbroken became . The doping benefit of injectable clostebol is that although it is less potent, it mimics the muscle building properties of testosterone without the estrogen formation to counteract them.

Knowing all of this, Tatis Sr.’s explanation seems at least a little lazy.

Overall, Tatis will have missed the entire 2022 season while recovering from a wrist injury he worked his way back from. The suspension disappointed many Padres, including teammates and GM AJ Preller.

While there’s a world where Tatis unknowingly took a banned substance for a haircut-induced fungus, it seems pretty far-fetched.

In any case, Tatis wants to look for the barbicide in the future.

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