Hard blow to the Padres: Fernando Tatis, three months out due to the fracture

FFernando Tatis, the All-Star shortstop for the San Diego Padres, underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a broken wrist. left.

AJ Preller, the general manager of the Padres, predicted earlier in the week that the $340 million superstar He will be absent for three months. Tatis led the National League with 42 home runs in 2021 and was third place in the voting for the Most Valuable Player of the Old Circuit.

It’s unclear how the electrifying ballplayer suffered the fracture, but there were reports in December that he was involved in a motorcycle accident in his native Dominican Republic. Preller said Monday the team believed the injury occurred early in the offseason, but Tatis didn’t feel it until he started swinging, about a month ago, in preparation for spring camp.

Tatis, 23, suffered a series of left shoulder injuries last season and was on the COVID-19 list. sometime. He batted .282 with 97 RBIs and 25 stolen bases.

Kim Ha-seong would replace Tatis at shortstop. Kim will be in his second year in the league after shining in his native South Korea.

The Dominican signed a 14-year, $330 million contract with the Padres. during last preseason.

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