Fernando Tatis Jr. Avoids Serious Left Shoulder Injury
The San Diego Padres received a scare yesterday when shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. left their Spring Training game against the Cincinnati Reds after a routine defensive play in the third inning. Tatis went to his backhand to field a ground ball hit by Jonathan India and appeared to aggravate his left shoulder after throwing India out. He immediately walked off the field following the play.
Padres manager Jayce Tingler met the media today and gave an update on the status of his superstar shortstop.
According to Padres' beat writer Dennis Lin, Tatis expects to return to the lineup in the next day or two. The shoulder injury first started in the minor leagues and the 22-year old was being extra cautious when he removed himself from the game. In 10 Spring Training games, Tatis is batting .391 with two home runs and five RBIs. The Padres will open their season next Thursday afternoon when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks.