Tatis (wrist) has been running and taking grounders, but he has yet to swing a bat or play catch, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Tatis' wrist hasn't yet recovered to the point that he's able to play catch, and he recently indicated he's not sure when he'll be able to swing a bat. The star shortstop is over seven weeks removed from left wrist surgery and is eligible to return in early June, but per Acee, the expectation is that he won't be back until the middle or end of that month. Tatis could make an immediate impact when he does return to action, based on his amazing skill set.
Tatis (wrist) simulated fielding groundballs and made throws on the infield Monday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Though Tatis' workout was far from what he'd do in a game -- per Cassavell, the shortstop simply held the ball in his left hand before making throws rather than actually fielding grounders -- the on-field work nonetheless represents a significant milestone in his recovery from a fractured left wrist. Most of Tatis' activity to this point had been cardio-based, though he has stated that he is ahead of schedule in his rehab. There is still a long way to go for the 23-year-old -- at this point, he isn't able to put on a glove, much less swing a bat -- but fantasy managers who are stashing him on their roster can at least be optimistic that Tatis may be able to return to action when first eligible in early June.
Tatis said Saturday that he expects to resume swinging a bat in around three weeks, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Tatis underwent left wrist surgery in mid-March and remains months away from a return. However, per Acee, the superstar shortstop indicated that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery. Tatis' potential return date should gain more clarity once he starts swinging a bat again, but since he's on the 60-day IL, the earliest date he could play in a big-league game is June 7.
The Padres placed Tatis (wrist) on the 60-day injured list Thursday. The transaction confirms Tatis won't be making his season debut before the end of May, which was fully expected when he opted to undergo surgery in mid-March to address a fractured left wrist. Ha-Seong Kim and CJ Abrams are expected to see most of the work at shortstop while Tatis is sidelined.
Tatis underwent surgery Wednesday to repair his fractured left wrist, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Though Tatis said he hadn't fully decided on whether to get surgery after news of his injury first surfaced Monday, the star shortstop ultimately determined that getting a corrective procedure was the best course of action. Tatis is expected to need up to three months to recover from the injury, meaning that he'll likely open the season on the 60-day injured list before making his season debut around early June at the soonest. Ha-Seong Kim appears to be the top candidate on the 40-man roster to step in as Tatis' primary replacement at shortstop, though top prospect CJ Abrams is also attending big-league camp and could see the timeline for a promotion to the majors accelerated if the Padres brass feels he's ready to make the jump.