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Fernando Tatis walks off field with trainers, is day-to-day with shoulder discomfort

Tatis signed a 14-year contract extension earlier this year.

Infielder Fernando Tatis Jr. #23 of the San Diego Padres runs down the first baseline against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Peoria Sports Complex on March 20, 2021 in Peoria, Arizona. Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/Getty Images

UPDATE: Tatis had left shoulder discomfort and is considered day-to-day, according to A.J. Cassavell. Tatis reportedly told the Padres’ staff he would probably be able to go if it was during the season, but the team is being cautious and will re-evaluate him on Wednesday.

UPDATE: Acee is reporting Tatis is headed back to the team’s complex unassisted and “seems to be walking normally.”

The San Diego Padres are officially holding their breath after superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr. walked off the field with trainers. Tatis walked off the field after making a long throw for an out and was headed toward dugout with hands on hips, per Kevin Acee.

It’s unclear how serious this is, but with spring training wrapping up in a week, it makes sense for the Padres to be extra cautious with their big ticket player. A month ago, Tatis signed a 14-year, $340 million contract and is the centerpiece to a team looking to contend for a World Series title this year.