San Diego Padres rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is likely out for the season.
Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune just shocked the Padres world with one tweet.
He reports Fernando Tatis Jr. is likely done for the season. It’s still unknown what the exact injury is, just that it is his back.
Tatis ends his season after playing in 84 games but dazzling in everyone. His rookie highlight reel is nothing short of amazing. The Padres are now likely ending the season with one eye on the 2020 season.
Fernando Tatis Jr. is likely done for the season.
— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) August 16, 2019
Is Tatis Jr. injury prone?
2019 was cut short by an injury, and this will be his second injury this season. It’s likely too early to put that label on him; he is only 20 years old.
The Padres will likely move Urias to shortstop and give Ty France a chance at second base. France has been hitting .399 in Triple-A El Paso this season and looks to translate that to the big league club.
The #Padres placed INF Fernando Tatis Jr. (stress reaction in lower back, retro to 8/14) and INF Ian Kinsler (herniated cervical disc, retro 8/13) on the 10-day IL today and recalled INF Ty France and OF Travis Jankowski from Triple-A El Paso.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 16, 2019