11:24PM: Season-ending shoulder surgical procedure “can be on the desk” for Tatis if he doesn’t present enchancment throughout his 10-day IL stint, Tinger advised The Athletic’s Dennis Lin and different reporters. Nonetheless, Tatis is intent on enjoying once more this 12 months.
6:01PM: The Padres have positioned shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. and right-hander Chris Paddack on the 10-day injured checklist. Tatis is on the IL with left shoulder irritation, after leaving last night’s game with a shoulder downside following a slide into third base. Paddack has been sidelined with a left indirect pressure, and his placement is retroactive to July 28.
In corresponding strikes, the Padres additionally optioned righty Nabil Crismatt to Triple-Some time calling up right-handers Miguel Diaz and Reiss Knehr, and newly-acquired outfielder Jake Marisnick was added to the lively roster.
That is the second time Tatis’ bothersome left shoulder has despatched him to the injured checklist this season, as he suffered a slight labrum tear again in early April however ended up lacking solely a minimal period of time. Tatis has since missed a few video games with delicate shoulder soreness, however Padres supervisor Jayce Tingler advised Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune (Twitter links) and different reporters that Tatis’ shoulder was “extra sore” within the aftermath of this damage than in his previous shoulder aggravations.
Based on Acee, there isn’t but any indication that the Padres are contemplating shutting Tatis down within the wake of those recurring accidents. If surgical procedure is the one approach to absolutely appropriate the issue, that may clearly sideline Tatis for the remainder of this season and probably into 2022, relying on the extent of the process and the severity of the shoulder injury. The truth that Tatis has been in a position to bounce again a number of instances this 12 months and nonetheless produce at a celebrity stage supplies some hope that he’ll additionally have the ability to get well from this newest setback, although it might appear to look that Tatis would require extra than simply the minimal 10 days of restoration time.
There isn’t any approach to really substitute Tatis, after all, although San Diego’s acquisition of Adam Frazier final week now appears to be like all of the extra vital. Jake Cronenworth can slide over to shortstop whereas Frazier takes over as deliberate at second base, however that state of affairs additionally interrupts the Padres’ preliminary plan — utilizing Cronenworth at first base and Frazier as a super-utilityman across the diamond, offering cowl for and depth behind Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers. Ha-Seong Kim and Jurickson Profar are additionally available as utility choices.
Dropping Paddack can also be no small matter for the Padres, who’ve been persistently hampered by rotation accidents all season. San Diego was rumored to be a number of starters previous to the commerce deadline, however reliever Daniel Hudson ended up being their solely new arm. Paddack was scheduled to start out on Sunday, however the Padres may now flip to Knehr or an alternative choice for tomorrow’s recreation.
Paddack has pitched higher (3.92 SIERA) than his 5.13 ERA would point out, although he has allowed plenty of onerous contact. Maybe the important thing stat is 93 innings pitched, as Paddack has been a reliably sturdy member of the beginning workers aside from a 10-day COVID absence early within the season. The best-hander has a below-average strikeout price however he has been among the finest at limiting free passes; Paddack’s stroll price is simply 5 %.