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.
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.