San Diego star Fernando Tatis Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been put on the injured list
Denver – San Diego star Fernando Tatis Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19 and was put on the injured list with two teammates on Tuesday.
Padres manager Jayce Tingler said he came to know about Tatis’ positive test in a phone call late Monday. Tingler said the 22-year-old shortstop was symptom-free at this time, and there is no exact timetable for his return.
“Naturally, you have a slight stomach injury,” Tingler said before a game in Colorado. “You want to be the first one, definitely for Tatis in this situation, does he feel alright? And it was nice to see her on FaceTime, and she felt good. I mean he’s crushed , He is crushed inside, mentally, things like that.
“At the same time, for our people here, we have a chance to take him. We’ve got a chance to step it up a bit. We are coming out of a fairly good offensive game. Look, it’s a shock, but we’ve got it. It is not going to be a man who has a lot of things. This is going to deceive and contribute to a lot of people, ”he said.
Infielder-outfielder Jurickson Profer and George Mateo were placed on the injured list for the contact tracing protocol.
Tettis spent time on the injured list last month with a swelling in his left shoulder. He leads the Padres with nine homers and 23 runs.
Tateis has thrived on the road this season with six homers and 10 RBIs. His 1.302 OPS on the road is the second-best mark by any player with a large number of at least 40 plate appearances, leaving only the Chicago Cubs third baseman Chris Bryant (1.364). “This is what it is,” said outfielder Will Myers. “We are in a position where things are going on now, but we will just adapt and keep going. We have got three new players here today and we are ready for today’s match. “
In eight of their last 10 matches, Profar has reached base safely. He is hitting .234 with a homer this season.
On the ninth Sunday in San Francisco, Mateo was called as a pinch hitter. He had an RBI double in San Diego’s 11–1 victory.
He is hitting .400 in his final six matches.
San Diego recalled unfiltered / outfielder Tussupita Marceno and right-hander Nabil Crismat from Triple-A El Paso and opted for outfielder John Andreoli in the 40-man roster.
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