San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. had to leave Monday night's game against the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park after appearing to get hurt on a swing during a strikeout.
In the third inning and facing a 2-2 count against Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani, Tatis swung and missed at strike three. Tatis then went down in a heap in pain holding his left arm. He was removed from the game and replaced at shortstop by Ha-Seong Kim.
There has been no official report yet on the extent of the injury.
The 22-year-old Tatis left a game late in spring training with left shoulder discomfort but was back two days later. Manager Jayce Tingler said then that Tatis had been dealing with left shoulder discomfort since his minor league days. Tatis later said he'd had it since rookie ball.
Fernando Tatis Jr. had to come out of the game after getting hurt on a swing. Looked pretty bad: pic.twitter.com/X49N72HSYo
Tatis — who is arguably the "Face of Basball" — agreed to a 14-year, $340 million contract extension with the Padres in February.
Tatis was hitting .167 with one home run in 16 at bats this season. He has committed five errors through the first four games.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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