David Ortiz is a Boston red Sox legend and one of the most recent inductions to Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame. According to him, Fernando Tatis’ suspension was not handled in a proper manner by the MLB and he even indicated that Major League Baseball making the failed drug test public was not a good idea.
David Ortiz appeared on Z101 Deportes on Monday and expressed his concerns upon Fernando Tatis and his violation for breaching Major League Baseball’s performance-enhancing drug policy after testing positive for Clostebol. Tatis led the league with 42 home runs in 2021 after he signed a 14-year, $340 million contract extension with the San Diego Padres.
David Ortiz on Fernando Tatis Jr.’s suspension: “MLB needs to have some regulations before they made public news like the one that happened to Tatis Jr. I think they haven’t handled this situation the right way. We can’t kill our product, we’re talking about an amazing player”.
David Ortiz and his fans have a similar outlook towards Fernando Tatis Jr.’s suspension
David Ortiz, who was named in baseball’s Mitchell Report but never failed a drug test through his MLB career. He meant that the league needs to be a bit more gentle in its handling of PED suspensions.
A fan, according to his twitter handle, a ‘depressed Red Sox fan’ tweeted, “David Ortiz is right. MLB is known for PEDs scandals more than they’re known for their players. You pushed the agenda to make Tatis the face of your league last season, now your baby face is suspended. NBA players for all we know can be on HGH, but we’ll never know.”
David Ortiz a.k.a. Big Papi was introduced to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, earning his way through a career studded with 541 home runs, 632 doubles, 1,768 RBIs, 2,472 hits and 1,319 walks, David Ortiz was one of the favourites to get inducted into the Hall of Fame.
He was surrounded by family, friends and former teammates, flanked by the Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez, when the Big Papi received the news and his reaction is one for the ages.