San Diego Padres superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. left Friday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies after appearing to injure his left shoulder. Here’s the play long with Tatis’ reaction. Tatis immediately left the sport and can be evaluated. We’ll likely hear something about the severity of it at some point Saturday, at which era we’ll even be given a timetable for his absence, which just about certainly will include a stint on the injured list.
If this scene looks familiar, it’s because it is the third time it’s happened this season thereto shoulder. It first happened back in April and lots of fear he would wish surgery and be out for the season, but he’s played like an MVP since returning. that’s to mention, it’s certainly possible he only must miss a touch time then can come and play at a high level. It just looks like whenever it happens there is a greater chance he’s getting to need surgery. Such a scenario would be a crushing blow to the Padres, who currently are in playoff position.
Tatis is hitting .290/.373/.647 with 31 homers, 70 RBI, 79 runs, and 23 steal while holding down the premium position of shortstop. The Padres don’t really have anyone who could replace that sort of production, obviously, and what’s worse is that the trade deadline just happened. Ha-Seong Kim took over at shortstop Friday and will be the one handling the duty with Tatis out. There’s also the choice to maneuver Jake Cronenworth over there and play newly-acquired Adam Frazier at second base.