Fernando Tatis Jr. suffers injury to his left shoulder
San Diego Padres may not have star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. for some time, that’s because he suffered another injury to his left shoulder.
The Padres say Tatis has a partial dislocation of joint on that shoulder, and he will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. The injury happened during the third inning of their Monday 3-2 loss at home to the San Francisco Giants. The shortstop fell to the ground in pain after swinging and missing a pitch from Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani. Tatis did leave a game during spring training with left shoulder discomfort. Padres Manager Jaycee Tingler says that Tatis had been dealing with left shoulder discomfort since he was in the minor leagues. Tatis is struggling through the first five games, hitting under .170 and committing five errors. He’s coming off a pandemic shorten season, he finished in fourth place for the National League MVP Award. A couple of months ago, he signed the longest contract in MLB history for 14-years, $340 million dollars.