Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr re-injured his left shoulder on a diving play on Saturday night in San Diego. Sadly this storyline is going to keep on happening with the way he plays the game. Nando plays hard with every step, often throwing caution to the wind when it comes to protecting his body.
And now, once again he is questionable as the Dodgers head to San Diego for 3 against the Padres.
Fernando Tatis Jr. was a little slow to get up after a diving effort on this play. pic.twitter.com/5ejcM4leQr
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 20, 2021
Officially, MLB’s home run leader is listed as day-to-day.
Pads manager Jayce Tingler called the move to take Tatis out of the game precautionary
“We feel like we’re in a fairly decent position,” Tingler said. “The trainers think it’s nowhere near where it’s been earlier on in the year.”
Tatis has struggled with shoulder issues this season, suffering multiple subluxations over the span of a month between spring training and the start of the season. In all likelihood, the shortstop will undergo offseason surgery to repair the weak joint in his left shoulder similar to what LA’s Cody Bellinger had last winter.
With the Padres sitting 5 games out of first in the NL West and 3.5 behind the Dodgers, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Fernando in the lineup on Monday night in San Diego.