June 26, 2022

All-Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres doubtless will want surgical procedure for a damaged left wrist and will miss as much as three months, basic supervisor A.J. Preller stated on Monday.

Tatis apparently suffered the harm early within the offseason and felt it when he started getting ready for spring coaching, Preller stated.

Stories surfaced in December that Tatis suffered scrapes on his hand and knee in a motorbike accident in his native Dominican Republic.

The harm is a blow to a workforce that was on the lookout for a contemporary begin following a brutal late-season collapse that left them with one more dropping report.

Tatis, 23, had a sequence of accidents to his left shoulder final yr, when he nonetheless led the NL with 42 dwelling runs in 130 video games and completed third in balloting for the NL MVP.

The electrifying Tatis batted .282 with 97 RBIs and 25 stolen bases final yr. His season additionally included two journeys to the injured record with left shoulder points and a visit to the COVID-19 harm record.

He signed a $330-million, 14-year contract with the Padres throughout spring coaching final yr.

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