Tatis is expected to miss up to three months as a result.
Tatis’ injuries were a result of several mishaps while riding a motorcycle.
Unfortunately, these mishaps occurred during the lockout, a period in which the owners imposed a work stoppage and forbade the players from contacting team personnel, meaning Tatis could not talk to team doctors.
Yesterday, the young shortstop made a pledge to no longer ride motorcycles.
Padres are not expected to try and void Fernando Tatis Jr.’s contract for injury possibly being motorcycle-related, per @jonmorosi.
Tatis has ‘pledged’ to no longer ride motorcycles. pic.twitter.com/vwl7laesvk
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) March 15, 2022
It’s good to see that the Padres aren’t voiding his contract as a result of this mistake, and it’s also good to see him admit it and take responsibility for his actions.
At the same time, Padres management has to be somewhat frustrated.
To our knowledge, Tatis didn’t do anything about his injury, and granted, it progressed over time.
But Tatis definitely let his team and his teammates down by making this mistake and showing up to spring training with an unattended injury.
It should serve as a lesson for players to be more careful when they’re not playing baseball.
Tatis has an extremely bright future ahead of him, and it would be a shame if injuries continued to derail his career and cost him more time on the field.
Tatis is a unique talent and losing him is a major blow to the Padres, who are looking to right the ship after a late-season collapse cost them a spot in the postseason.
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