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When will Fernando Tatís Jr. return to Padres lineup this season?

We’ve got the latest injury updates for Fernando Tatis Jr. and when he’ll return in 2022.

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San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. is still recovering from a wrist injury he sustained during the offseason and has yet to suit up for the team this season. The rising star underwent wrist surgery in mid-March and has been sidelined as the Padres compete for the NL West division crown.

Fernando Tatís Jr. injury update

Tatis had a CT scan on his wrist this week, which the team hoped to be a major step towards him being cleared to swing a bat. The results of that scan are in, and unfortunately, they aren’t what the Padres or Tatis had hoped for.

Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci previously reported that the team doesn’t anticipate having him back until July.

Tatís possesses rare power for a shortstop batter and that’s something that’s been missing from the San Diego lineup this season even as they’ve had success. Tatís blasted an NL-high 42 home runs last season in just 130 games, coupling that with 97 RBI and a .975 OPS. Ha-Seong Kim has filled his place at both the plate and on the field in his absence this season.