SAN DIEGO (AP) — Suspended Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. had a follow-up surgery on his left wrist and should be recovered from that and recent shoulder surgery by spring training, the team said.
Tatis is currently serving an 80-game suspension from MLB after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. He had surgery last week to removed the screws that were placed in his wrist during surgery in mid-March and replace them with a central screw.
Tatis broke his wrist in an offseason motorcycle accident in his native Dominican Republic. The team didn’t realize the severity of the injury until he reported to spring training.
Tatis was on the cusp of returning from the wrist injury when he was suspended on Aug. 12.
Tatis had surgery to repair the partially torn labrum in his left shoulder in early September.
Although he’s expected to be ready to participate in spring training, his suspension will continue into the 2023 season.