Pads star Tatis has shoulder issues and is out for ten days.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — One day after suffering his third partial dislocation of the season in his left shoulder, San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. was placed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday.
Before their game against the Colorado Rockies, the Padres made the announcement. Chris Paddack, a right-hander, was also placed on the injured list due to an oblique issue.
In the first inning of Friday night’s game against the Rockies, Tatis—the National League’s starting shortstop for the All-Star game—slid awkwardly into third base, resulting in an injury. As manager Jayce Tingler and a trainer walked him off the field, he was in anguish.
Following Saturday night’s 5-3 loss, Tingler stated that Tatis will have another evaluation in ten days and that season-ending surgery “would be on the table” if he hasn’t improved enough.
Tatis was “a little bit more sore than maybe some of them we’ve had in the past,” according to Tingler before the game.
The Padres, holding the second wild-card berth and third-place standings in the NL West, are crossing their fingers for their superstar’s return in ten days.
With 31 home runs and 23 stolen bases, Tatis leads the National League. He is striking.292 with 70 runs batted in.
There’s now fear for his left shoulder. He hurt his joint sliding, diving for a ground ball, and swinging the bat. He is now on the injured list due to two of the three injuries.