There is no calm day. San Diego Padres Fernando Tatis Jr. was suddenly replaced with a change in the lineup before the game.
San Diego excluded Tatis from the starting batting order ahead of the game against the Oakland Athletics held at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona on the 13th (Korean time).
The club explained, “It was replaced to protect the player. The injured knee in the game the day before was in an uncomfortable state.”
Tatis injured his knee the previous day against the Chicago White Sox. Tatis, who went to base with an infield hit by shortstop in the bottom of the first inning, succeeded in stealing second base after two outs, and was hit on his left knee by a sudden check ball from opposing starter Mike Clevinger.
Tatis did not show any abnormal reactions and played the game until the end. Not only did he go 3-for-2 with 2 hits, 2 RBI and 1 stolen base, but he also completely destroyed the defense in right field. It was the first time Tatis hit a multi-hit in this demonstration game.
Tatis is training at a fairly slow pace this spring training. This is because he was suspended for 80 games last year for taking a banned substance, so he has to play the remaining 20 games this year anyway. The date he can return is April 21st.
In addition, he suffered from wrist surgery and left shoulder injury last year that hindered his personal training.
San Diego considered a break against Oakland on this day as a ‘precautionary measure’, but it is worthy of concern in that it was decided right before the game.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Tatis Junior, the son of star Fernando Tatis Senior in the 1990s, made his major league debut in 2019 and was recognized for his potential when he finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. In the beginning of 2014, he was presented with a super long-term contract worth 340 million dollars.메이저사이트
But that year, the first season of his contract, he started to get into trouble, being on the injured list three times, including two shoulder injuries, and missing 32 games. However, at bat, he showed his genius by hitting a batting average of 0.282, 42 home runs, 97 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.975, giving validity to a long-term contract.
However, after finishing the 2021 season, he was unable to start the season properly due to an accident while driving a motorcycle in his hometown, the Dominican Republic, and injured his wrist, and at the end of the rehabilitation, he tested positive for a banned substance and was disciplined.
When San Diego acquired free agent shortstop Xander Bogarts last winter, Tatis shifted his position to the outfield.