Tatis Jr. ruled out of exhibition match due to knee bruise
- on Mar 13, 2023
Fernando Tatis Jr. (24, San Diego Padres), who is adjusting his hitting sense in the demonstration game before returning from disciplinary action, took a break from his business trip due to a knee injury.
Tatis was excluded from the starting list for the away game against the Oakland Athletics held at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Arizona on the 13th (Korean time).
In response, San Diego announced that Tatis had been removed from the starting roster with a left knee bruise. His former teammate Mike Clevinger’s check ball became a problem. Tatis, who played against the Chicago White Sox the day before, was hit on the knee by opposing pitcher Clevinger’s second base ball. Clevinger played for San Diego until last year. In the game the previous day, even after being hit, he continued his business trip until the end.
But after a day, I was absent. San Diego said it was on the level of being wary of injuries. San Diego coach Bob Melvin also said in an interview with local media after the game that Tatis will be able to play in the exhibition game after the 14th.메이저사이트
Tatis hasn’t been in the big leagues at bat all season. He missed the first half due to an off-season motorcycle accident, and in August, when he was about to return, he was caught taking illegal drugs and was suspended for 80 games. The penalty was shortened as San Diego advanced to the National League Championship Series, and Tatis can return on April 20th. As much as it is possible to participate in the demonstration game, we are adjusting our sense of practice in order to return as quickly as possible.
However, the feeling of hitting the trial game is still not good. He is only 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 2 stolen bases in 19 at-bats. Still, against the White Sox, he went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and 1 stolen base, breaking his no-hitter streak.
Meanwhile, San Diego lost to Oakland 6-8 in the game on the 13th. In the bottom of the 7th inning with a 4-2 lead, he gave up 4 runs at once and allowed a come-from-behind defeat.