The Athletic’s Dennis Lin reports that Fernando Tatis Jr. will be undergoing wrist surgery Wednesday.
Fernando Tatis Jr. is undergoing wrist surgery this morning.— Dennis Lin (@dennistlin) March 16, 2022
Reports from Tuesday indicated the broken left wrist could shelve Tatis for up to three months.
The initial news said Tatis’s wrist flared up about a month ago but that the injury could’ve happened before that. He was involved in a motorcycle accident in December but told reporters that he didn’t feel any pain in his wrist afterward.
In 2021, Tatis had 135 hits in 478 at-bats, cashing in 97 RBI and scoring 99 runs. He also had a .364 OBP, .611 slugging percentage, 62 walks, 25 stolen bases, and a 6.6 WAR. The Padres finished third in the National League West with a 79-83 record.
Due to the MLB labor dispute, San Diego didn’t learn of the injury until spring training, as teams were not allowed to communicate with players during the 99-day lockout.
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