San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is reportedly okay after being involved in a motorcycle accident in the Dominican Republic, per Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Tatis was taken to hospital for treatment but suffered only minor scrapes.
“People familiar with Tatis’ status said he was doing normal activities as of Tuesday,” Acee wrote.
Details about the accident are not yet available. At this point, he has to be considered to be healthy.
Nos informan que Fernando Tatis Jr habría sufrido un leve accidente de moto en Higüey hace dos días.— Baudilio Jiménez (@Baudilio06) December 7, 2021
Según fuentes, la estrella de los Padres de San Diego no tiene lesiones serias y fue tratado en un centro médico de dicha provincia.
The Padres, like any other MLB team, can’t comment on any player on the 40-man roster during the major league lockout. That includes Tatis.
Despite season injuries, Tatis led the National League with 42 home runs in 2021, batting .282/.364/.611 with 25 stolen bases in 130 games. He made his first All-Star team, won his second Silver Slugger award and finished third in the NL MVP voting, despite spending two injured list stints with left shoulder inflammation.
Fernando Tatis, Jr. told MLB Network Radio in November that he will not have surgery on his shoulder this offseason.
Bob Melvin just told us @MLBNetworkRadio that Fernando Tatis, Jr. will NOT have surgery on his shoulder and instead will play this year as he did last year. #Padres believe his shoulder is as strong as it’s ever been.— Jim Bowden⚾️ (@JimBowdenGM) November 12, 2021