It is the third time Tatis, 22, has left a game this year due to a left shoulder injury. He was the NL’s starting shortstop in the All-Star Game.
Padres manager Jayce Tingler said Tatis’s injury is similar to the previous two and the team will know more on Saturday.
“I don’t know how to compare them. They’ve all been a little different,” Tingler said. “We understand that this was a possibility, the shoulder would come out and then come back in. The good thing is that it was put back in its place.
“It’s very difficult to predict, especially without a lot of information at the moment. I’ll say that, for whatever reason, he’s had a phenomenal ability to get back there, honestly sooner than we expected. But again, it’s hard to say without having a lot of information. ”
Tatis singled in the first inning and advanced on hard grounding by Manny machado to third base Ryan McMahon, who got to the ball, but then it slipped out of his glove and rolled behind him into left field. Tatis ran into the anteroom, but shortstop Brendan rodgers He ran to the pad, took McMahon’s shot and touched Tatis gliding.
Tatis slid awkwardly onto the base and collapsed in pain a few feet away, causing a silence in Petco Park. Tingler and a coach helped Tatis off the field as he winced in pain, holding onto his left arm. The coach was holding Tatis’s upper arm / shoulder.
“It seemed painful … I’m sure the Padres are crossing their fingers that this is not a long-term thing,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “That’s a hit for baseball. He’s one of the best players in the game.”
Tatis suffered a partial dislocation of his left shoulder on a violent swing April 5 against San Francisco and went on the disabled list. He re-injured his shoulder and left a game against Cincinnati on June 19, although he only missed one game. Tatis left a spring training game after hurting his shoulder while throwing, but returned two days later.
Tatis also missed eight games in mid-May after testing positive for COVID-19.
Tatis entered the game batting .290 with 31 home runs, 23 stolen bases, 78 runs scored and a .650 slugging percentage, the best in the National League. His 70 RBIs are the third-best mark in the National League.
Tatis is known for making spectacular plays at shortstop, although he currently leads the majors with 20 errors. He became the first Padres player to be voted to start an All-Star Game since Tony Gwynn in 1999.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.