A few days ago, San Diego Padres superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance enhancing drug (PED) on the league’s banned substance list.
The baseball world, including some of his own teammates, hasn’t taken kindly to the 23-year-old’s decision, particularly the way in which he’s handled the entire situation.
Sounding off on Tatis has become somewhat mainstream, however, as several former big league players have weighed in on the topic. Alex Rodriguez directed a message to Tatis about learning from his previous mistakes, while Jonathan Papelbon said he would drill the Padres’ shortstop each time he stepped into the plate from here on out.
Pedro Martinez, one of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball, is the latest to speak out on the Tatis’ suspension, blasting the Padres’ shortstop on live television today. You’ll find the whole thing threaded in the tweet below, broken up into four parts:
The Padres will be without Tatis for the remainder of this season, any playoff games, and the start of next year’s campaign, too.