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Fernando Tatis Jr. Has Forgettable Outing in Second Rehab Start

Devon Platana
San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. had a forgettable outing in his second rehab start over the weekend.
San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. had a forgettable outing in his second rehab start over the weekend. / AP Photos/Lynne Sladky

The San Diego Padres have one of the most stacked rosters in MLB after some wheeling and dealing at the trade deadline. As promising as things are, fans haven't seen the Padres' full potential as they continue to wait for star outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr.'s 2022 debut.

Tatis has been rehabbing a fractured wrist that he suffered back in December. Though the fact that his recovery is well underway is an encouraging sign, the two-time Silver Slugger just had a rehab start over the weekend that he'd love to forget.

Fernando Tatis Jr Injury Update

Tatis made his second start in as many days for Double-A San Antonio on Sunday. He ended up playing five total innings at shortstop, going 0-for-3 at the plate while also committing a fielding error.

Fortunately, Tatis' forgettable rehab performance isn't the end of the world. It's only a minor-league contest that fans won't remember for too long. He still needs to get back into the swing of things and once he's more comfortable, it likely won't be long until fans see the Tatis of old.

Padres manager Bob Melvin expects Tatis to make his 2022 MLB season debut sooner than later. He told reporters on Sunday that he expects the 23-year-old to be back "mid-August-ish," so potentially within the next two weeks.

The hope is that Tatis can pick up from where he left off last season. Becoming an MLB All-Star for the first time in 2021, the Dominican slugger led the National League with 42 home runs, also recording 97 RBIs, 25 stolen bases and 62 walks while slashing .282/.364/.611 over 130 games.

Padres World Series Odds

The Padres already have solid 2022 World Series odds on FanDuel Sportsbook and Tatis' eventual return could put them over the top. For now, San Diego is available at +1100 to go on a championship run this fall, ranking fifth best in the Majors.

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