He announced that he will have surgery on his troublesome shoulder, the one that limited to 130 games in 2021 after he suffered a subluxation.
Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune offered more details about the procedure and how it affects Tatis’ timeline for a return to play.
“Surgery is ‘ASAP,’ according to FTJ. Six months to return to play means he can be ready to participate in spring training. Then he will be off for a month or so but should be ready to play when eligible,” Acee said.
Surgery is “ASAP,” according to FTJ.
Six months to return to play means he can be ready to participate in spring training.
Then he will be off for a month or so but should be ready to play when eligible.
— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) August 23, 2022
The good news is that Tatis, who played through his injury for a large portion of the 2021 campaign, will get it fixed; and he should make a good recovery.
Tatis Won’t Play An Official MLB Game Before May 2023
The bad news with him isn’t injury-related: he won’t be able to play at all in 2022, not even the postseason, and will also miss a portion of the 2023 campaign after testing positive for Clostebol, a banned substance.
The player claims he inadvertently took the substance while treating ringworm.
He did fail the test and he won’t be with the Padres for quite a while.
The team was waiting for him to recover from his fractured wrist, an injury he suffered in the offseason in a motorcycle accident, to help their quest for the World Series in 2022.
That won’t be happening now.
The player will have a normal spring training, then will miss about a month or so, and return at some point in May 2023.
That’s the plan with him.
Tatis will have to overcome his recent series of bad decisions on the field, starting next season.