Major League Baseball (MLB) top star and doping player Fernando Tatis Jr. (24, San Diego Padres) joined the San Diego team camp.
On the 17th (Korean time), Tatis Jr., 온라인카지노who visited the team’s spring training camp at the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona, USA, said, “It feels good to finally come back healthy. He has been waiting for the day he will return to the field.”
Originally, in San Diego, the pitcher and catcher gather on the 17th, and all fielders, including Kim Ha-seong (28), gather on the 22nd.
Tatis Jr. joined team training five days early.
MLB.com said, “Tatis talked about his passion for baseball while leaning on a rocker, and most of the conversation was accompanied by laughter.”
In 2019, the first year of his debut, he appeared like a comet at the age of 20 with a batting average of 0.317 and hitting 22 home runs.
And in 2021, his first full-time season, he hit 42 home runs in 130 games and swept 97 RBIs, ranking first in home runs in the National League.
Tatis Jr., who signed a long-term contract for up to 340 million dollars (approximately 441.8 billion won) in 14 years ahead of 2021, had the worst 2022.
He injured his wrist while riding a motorcycle, missing the first half entirely, and in August tested positive for the ‘banned drug’ clostebol, a performance-enhancing substance.
At this time, Tatis Jr., who was suspended for 80 games by the Major League Secretariat, still has 20 games remaining.
Tatis Jr., who was confident that his shoulder, which had been bad all along, was no longer a problem, assured that the wrist he underwent surgery last year was not a big problem, saying, “I have the best swing ever.”
He added, “This year, 2023, will be my year” by linking it to his uniform number 23, adding, “Everyone will remember 2023 for a long time.”
Tatis Jr., San Diego’s starting shortstop until 2021, didn’t play in a single game last year.
In the meantime, the starting shortstop position was handed over to Kim Ha-seong, and Sander Bohartz (31), who transferred to free agency this year, is expected to keep the position.
Instead, Tatis Jr. moves to the outfield to maximize his hitting ability.
San Diego coach Bob Melvin said, “There will be games where Tatis Jr. will play infield because one player can’t play all 162 games,” but basically right fielder is the new position.
Juan Soto (25) is expected to play in left field, Trent Grisham (27) in center field, and Tatis Jr. will mainly play in right field.
“He also likes to play outfield,” Tatis Jr. said with confidence.