The Padres, according to the report, also placed Ian Kinsler on the IL with a a herniated disk. The team will bring up Ty France and Travis Jankowski to take their places on the roster.
The team pulled Tatis from Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays due to back soreness. Initially, it was hoped the injury would keep him out for a short period, but manager Andy Green told MLB.com otherwise on Friday.
It looks like Tatis, he said, “is most likely done” for 2019.
This is Tatis’ second stint on the IL in his standout rookie season. He missed several weeks due to a hamstring injury in the spring.
Despite missing those early games, Tatis had made it a race for the National League Rookie of the Year award, leading the team in average and slugging.
His early stats also compare favorably with those of current and past superstars.
Even slowed by injury, Tatis has 20 homers and 15 stolen bases before reaching the age of 21. Few have achieved that milestone. The group includes Mike Trout and Hall-of-Famer Ken Griffey Jr.
#Padres manager Andy Green said in Philadelphia Friday that rookie SS sensation Fernando Tatis Jr. is “most likely done for the season” with a stress reaction in his lower back. He can be re-evaluated in three weeks, but Green said #Padres most likely to be conservative on Tatis.
— Bill Center (@PadresCentral) August 16, 2019
Tatis is batting . 317 in 84 games. New York Met Pete Alonso is the other main ROY contender.
– Staff reports
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 10, 2019