Tatis Jr. has surgery on broken left wrist, out 3 months

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Posted at 3:05 PM, Mar 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-16 18:06:28-04

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — All-Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres has had surgery on his broken left wrist.

General manager A.J. Preller said earlier this week that the $340 million superstar is expected to miss three months.

Tatis led the NL with 42 homers in 2021 and was third in the NL MVP balloting.

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It’s unclear how the electrifying player broke his wrist, but there were reports in December that he had a motorcycle accident in his native Dominican Republic.

Preller said Tatis didn’t start feeling the injury until he began taking swings about a month ago in preparation for spring training.

Kim Ha-seong is expected to replace Tatis at shortstop.

Kim is entering his second big league season after starring in his native Korea.