‘Return of the Prodigal Son’ Tatis Jr. resumes baseball activities this weekend…SD 2023 season ‘It’s worth a try’
‘Troublemaker’ Fernando Tatis Jr. (San Diego Padres) is finally back.
The Athletic’s Dennis Lin said on the 7th (Korean time) that Tatis will be able to resume baseball activities this weekend.
As a result, Tatis is expected to be able to participate normally in this spring training.
Tatis can play in the spring training exhibition game, but will miss 21 games after the start of the regular season. This is because he was suspended for 80 games last year for drug use. I will be out until April 21st.
However, it seems that he will join the team as soon as the punishment is lifted and play as a left fielder.
Tatis underwent three surgeries last year.
He underwent surgery after fracturing his left wrist before the season opener.
Later, while in rehabilitation, he was suspended for 80 games for using performance-enhancing drugs.
Taking advantage of this period, Tatis underwent surgery on his left shoulder that plagued him throughout the 2021 season.
In mid-October, he underwent follow-up surgery on his left wrist. 토토
Tatis hit .292/.369/.596 in his first three big league seasons. During this time he was selected as an All-Star and won the Silver Slugger Award.
Accordingly, San Diego gave him the gift of a 14-year, $340 million contract, the fifth largest deal in MLB history.
Since Tatis missed the entirety of last year, it will take some time to recover his performance.
But for San Diego, it’s like getting a ‘thousand and a half thousand horses’.