The Padres will be without their best player again.
Fernando Tatis Jr. was placed on the 10-Day Injured List before Saturday's game against the Rockies with what the team labeled as left shoulder inflammation.
The team also placed Chris Paddack on the 10-Day IL with a left oblique strain.
Tatis left Friday's game against Colorado in pain in the first inning. The superstar shortstop slid into third base, then immediately cradled his left arm in obvious discomfort.
Tatis was accompanied by a trainer and manager Jayce Tingler as he made his way out of the game.
The 22-year-old's left shoulder was extended during the slide, in a position similar to others that have been cause for concern. Tatis missed nine games due to a shoulder subluxation that occurred on a swing in April. Last month he left in discomfort after extending his arm on the grass while sliding for a ground ball. The recent incident only kept him out of one game.
"I will say for whatever reason he's had a phenomenal ability to get back in there sooner than we would've expected," Tingler said after the game.
Tatis said the shoulder injury originated during the early portion of his professional career. Fans and reporters became aware of the ailment when Tatis aggravated it during a Spring Training game.
He and the team have been working to manage the issue in hopes of keeping the shortstop healthy. However plays like those we have seen throughout the season have put the shoulder in a compromising position, and caused Tatis to miss games.
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