The slugger suffered a wrist injury during the lockout when he was in a motorcycle accident.
Tatis was initially expected to be back at some point in June, but here we are two days shy of July, and he has yet to play a game this season.
Ironically enough, Tatis is actually fifth in All-Star votes for National League shortstops, despite not having played a single game this year.
B/R Walk-Off posted the news on Twitter.
Fernando Tatis Jr. is FIFTH in NL SS All-Star voting.
He’s played in ZERO games this season. pic.twitter.com/uHs3WnwTco
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) June 27, 2022
This just goes to show how influential Tatis really is.
Again, he has not appeared in a single game this season, yet he’s fifth in All-Star voting for NL shortstops.
Obviously, he will not be an All-Star this season, due to the fact that he does not have the body of work to support his case for 2022.
But the star power of Tatis is quite amazing.
The fact that he can garner so many votes without having played a single game shows just how good he is.
But at a certain point, fans need to realize that his chances of being an All-Star in 2022 are not good and actually vote for somebody who has been playing this year.
Instead, they’re going to Tatis, who again has yet to appear in a single game in 2022.
We’ll see how the voting process ultimately shakes out, but even with all the support he’s getting, it’s highly unlikely that Tatis will be on the All-Star roster.NEXT: Padres Teammate Shared A Positive Manny Machado Update