Fernando Tatis Jr. contract with San Diego Padres Details
A broken wrist sustained in the offseason meant that Fernando Tatis Jr. would miss the entire 2022 Major League Baseball regular season. Unfortunately, the Padres star’s situation deteriorated even further. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Friday, Major League Baseball has suspended Tatis Jr. for 80 games for testing positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing steroid that violates the league’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The 23-year-old shortstop’s season is over for the foreseeable future due to this devastating setback. With such a lengthy ban, many are likely curious about his contract status. In the offseason of 2021, Fernando Tatis Jr. signed a massive 14-year, $340 million contract with the San Diego Padres, including a $10 million signing bonus and an annual average salary of $24 million, per Spotrac. Tatis’ contract is still guaranteed despite the 80-game suspension, and he has a no-trade clause until 2028.
Tatis Jr. has already established himself as a superstar despite the fact that he is still quite young in his professional baseball career. However, it is reasonable to question how much of a toll his PED offense will have on his future success. Like Padres mentioned, we can only hope that he takes this experience and grows from it.