Fernando Tatis Confesses Depression After Prohibited Drug Disclosure “Painful I Can’t Do Anything”
Fernando Tatis Jr. (24, San Diego), who lost his honor in a moment due to taking banned drugs, is preparing to rise again after overcoming a hard time.
Fernando Tatis looked back on last season in an interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, a U.S. media outlet released on the 29th, saying, “Not playing in the playoffs last year caused me depression.”
Tatis, who lost the first half of last year due to a wrist injury, was found to have Closteble, a performance-enhancing drug, in a doping test in August. As a result, he was suspended from 80 games and failed to play a single game in the 2022 season.
What was more fatal to Fernando Tatis was that San Diego made a good performance without him. Last season, San Diego ranked second in the National League West with 89 wins and 73 losses (0.549) and made it to the league championship series for the first time in 24 years.
Tatis, who watched the game with regret at home during last fall’s baseball season, confessed, “It was a really hard moment.” “The playoffs are in full swing, and it’s really hard to not be able to do anything there,” he said. “It broke my heart.”
Tatis, who was caught using the banned substance, said he would accept public ridicule and jeers. “I know what the story will be about inside and outside the stadium,” he said adding, “It’s up to me how to accept it.” “You can’t be loved by everyone. “I’ll wait for all the boos and applause,” he said.
Tatis underwent a series of shoulder (September) and wrist (October) surgeries last year while he failed to play last year. Having devoted himself to rehabilitation in his native Dominican Republic, he reportedly returned to San Diego in early January, earlier than usual.
“This year, I will show 100% swing,” confident Tatis said, showing confidence in his physical condition. He explained, “Last time, my wrist recovered about 25%, but recently it has risen to 90 percent.” 안전공원
Tatis can play from four consecutive away games against Arizona, which will be held from April 21st, if there is no problem with his physical condition. In the U.S., it is expected that Tatis will move to the outfield, Xander Bogartz (31) will move to shortstop, and Kim Ha-sung (28) will move to the second baseman.