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San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. is due to undergo shoulder surgery, he revealed in a meeting with the media on Tuesday, as a result of a violation of Major League Baseball was suspended for the first time since the performance-enhancing material policy.
Because of a left shoulder injury, Tatis was placed on the injured list three times during the 2021 campaign. However, he chose not to undergo surgery in the offseason to repair the disease. The 23-year-old has not played the entire 2022 season Marching after he fractured his left wrist and underwent surgery. He was due to return sometime this year, but his 80-game suspension eliminates that possibility.
The Padres have managed to stay competitive in his absence and are steadfast in the wild card game, they are at the trade deadline The blockbuster trade with the Washington Nationals before the date resulted in the biggest trade buzz in recent memory.
Add in Manny Machado and a fully loaded pitcher, and the Padres are one of the few lineup with stars One of the teams with strength and talent, while Tatis wins and is out.
But there is no doubt that the team would prefer to have a healthy Tatis. He’s taking baseball by storm in 2021, hitting .282 with 43 homers, 97 RBIs, 25 stolen bases, 99 runs and 0.975 OPS.
This earned him his first All-Star Game nod and he finished third in National League MVP voting , second only to Bryce Harper and his new teammate Soto. If he hadn’t missed 32 games due to injury, he might have earned the award. Ha-Seong Kim will still be the team’s starting shortstop and Tatis is inactive. The Padres will be looking to make a deep playoff run with their superstar sidelined.