Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. hurt himself taking a hard swing and quickly left Monday’s 3-2 misfortune to the San Francisco Giants.
Tatis struck out swinging against Anthony DeSclafani and flinched in pain as he fell to the ground. He supported his left arm while he got up, and two athletic trainers helped hold his arm against his body as he walked off the field.
The Padres later said that Tatis left in view of a left shoulder subluxation, which is an incomplete disengagement of a joint. He will be reevaluated Tuesday.
The 22-year-old Tatis left a game late in spring training with left shoulder inconvenience however was back two days after the fact. Manager Jayce Tingler said then that Tatis had been managing left shoulder uneasiness since his minor league days. Tatis later said he’d had it since newbie ball.
Tatis committed five errors through the initial four games.
He signed the longest agreement in major league history on Feb. 22, a 14-year, $340 million deal.