Fernando Tatis Jr. will be out in the San Diego Padres for a while. But it may not be as long as we feared.
The Padres will place the star shortstop on a 10-day injury list due to a left shoulder injury, general manager AJ Preller told reporters on Tuesday. Prieller said Titis had a small tear. But the team sincerely hopes that rest and therapy will help him avoid surgery.
Prieller stated that Tati’s investigation “No incidents” and “generally positive reports” said the players were in good spirits.
Prieller added that the team did not judge Tati’s return at the minimum of 10 days.
Tatis left Monday’s game in pain, clearly crunching to the ground after swinging without a touch:
The left shoulder has been a recurring issue throughout TATIS Athletic’s youth career, noting that the issue dates back to when Tatis played rookie ball in 2016 and reappeared in between. The spring training session this year when he had to leave the game. He also saw his 2018 season end with a fractured thumb and his 2019 season ended with a stressful reaction on his lower back.
The fear when Tati fell was that he would need surgery at the end of the season to correct his shoulder. But he seems to be able to dodge the bullet as long as the rest and healing paths are expected.
Now, Tati will miss out on at least the next 10 days, which includes the Dress road trip with a series with the Texas Rangers and the Pittsburgh Pirates.If he can return in just 10 days, he will come. It was just in time for the first San Diego series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the game most expected to receive.
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