SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. hurt himself taking a hard swing and immediately left Monday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants.
Tatis winced in pain as he fell to the ground after striking out during a 3rd inning at-bat. As he got up, he was cradling his left arm, and as he was helped off the field, a trainer and Padres Manager Jayce Tingler helped hold his left arm against his body.
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.
The team later said Tatis’ injury was a left shoulder subluxation, or partial dislocation, that would be reevaluated on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Giants went on to win the game 3-2 thanks to a go-ahead home run by Mike Yastrzemski in the top of the 7th inning.
The loss drops San Diego to a 3-2 record to start the 2021 season.