Fernando Tatis Jr. Suffers Slight Lateral Tear, Expected to Miss 10 Days


SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. suffered will go on the injured list after suffering a partially dislocated left shoulder on a hard swing Monday night against the Giants, according to The Athletic

Tatis struck out against Anthony DeSclafani and winced in pain as he fell to the ground. He cradled his left arm while he got up, and manager Jayce Tingler and a trainer held his left arm against his body as he walked off the field.

Padres general manager A.J. Preller said, "Tatis Jr. has a slight lateral tear, which is consistent with a subluxation injury. Overall, the exam today was pretty uneventful." 

Dennis Linn of The Athletic reported that the Padres will go the rest-and-rehab route and will aim for Tatis to return in 10 days.

The 22-year-old Tatis left a game late in spring training with left shoulder discomfort but was back two days later. Tingler said then that Tatis had been dealing with left shoulder discomfort since his minor league days. Tatis later said he’d had it since rookie ball.

Tatis has struggled this season, committing five errors and hitting just .167, although he hit a 465-foot home run in Sunday’s loss to Arizona.

He signed the longest contract in big league history on Feb. 22, a 14-year, $340 million deal.