Fernando Tatis Jr.’s father says failed drug test stems from fungus caused by haircut
Fernando Tatis Jr. may want to switch barbers.
The Padres shortstop won’t sniff 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 the byproduct of a ringworm drug containing a banned substance, father and former MLB player Fernando Tatis Sr. explained another track: a fungus caused by a haircut.
Fernando Tatis Sr.: “What involves him (Tatis Jr.) is a steroid that contains a spray called trofobol… He got a fungus from a haircut. His mistake was not reading what it contains, which apparently makes it guilty of something totally unknown”.
— Hector Gomez (@hgomez27) August 15, 2022
What implicates him is a steroid that contains a spray called trofobol… He got a fungus from a haircut. His mistake was not reading what’s inside, which apparently makes him guilty of something totally unknown.
It was a mistake that could have been handled differently, destroying a player’s image for such a small thing, for a situation like this. Is a disaster not just for Tatis Jr, but for all of baseball. There are millions of fans who will stop watching baseball.
This all happened because of something not worth this issue. It’s something for the skin, it’s something that doesn’t enhance performance and 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, which is 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 tested positive for, but it is not considered as potent as some other steroids.
More of the San Diego Union-Tribune:
East Germany’s state-sponsored doping program in the 1960s and 1970s developed clostebol and combined it with another substance to create Oral Turinabol, the then undetectable anabolic steroid that relieved its athletes, some of whom set unbroken world records. . The spiking advantage of injectable clostebol is that, although less potent, it mimics the muscle-building properties of testosterone without the buildup of estrogen that thwarts them.
Knowing all of that, Tatis Sr.’s explanation seems a little dodgy, if nothing else.
In total, Tatis will have missed the entire 2022 season as he recovered from a wrist injury, from which he was returning. The suspension disappointed many Padres, including his teammates and general manager AJ Preller.
While there is a world in which Tatis unknowingly took a banned substance for a fungus caused by a haircut, it seems pretty far-fetched.
Either way, Tatis might want to check out the Barbicide in the future.