Fernando Tatis’ father blames haircut for Padres suspension

The excuses keep coming for Fernando Tatis Jr.

His father, Fernando Tatis Sr., claimed in an interview with “The Midday Show” that the whole chain of events that led to an 80-game PED suspension for the Padres star started with a haircut.

“What involves him (Tatis Jr.) is a steroid that contains a spray called trofobol… He got a fungus due to a haircut. His mistake was not reading what it contains, which is what apparently makes him guilty of something totally unknown,” Tatis Sr. said.

On Monday, Fernando Tatis Sr. — who played in the major leagues over parts of 11 seasons — said that Tatis Jr. used the medication Trofobol to treat a ringworm that appeared on the side of his neck.

Trofobol contains clostebol, which is the anabolic steroid that Tatis Jr. tested positive for, and neomycin, an antibiotic, as its two main ingredients. The medication, which is not sold in the United States, is a spray that is used to treat skin conditions, including scars and burns.

Fernando Tatis Jr.
Fernando Tatis Jr.
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The Post’s Jon Heyman detailed why that explanation made no sense when Tatis Jr. made it last week.

“This is a catastrophe what has taken place, not just for Jr., but for all of baseball,” said Tatis Sr. “There are millions of fans who are gonna stop watching baseball now. It’s a total disappointment for Dominican fans, fans throughout the world, for something so insignificant that wasn’t worth it. It’s a topical.

“What came out positive in Jr.’s body is something that doesn’t give you strength, first of all, doesn’t amplify your [weight-training] regimen, that’s second, doesn’t have any testosterone, that’s third, doesn’t contain absolutely anything that would give you an edge in the game. What has occurred is a catastrophe for baseball.”

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