San Diego Padres, SS Fernando Tatis Jr.’s wrist has been healing but he isn’t yet cleared to swing any bats.

SAN DIEGO Fernando Tatis Jr.A.J. Preller, general manager, said that the surgeon's left wrist still needs to be repaired so that the All-Star shortstop can begin swinging a bat. Preller said Tuesday.

Tatis underwent a follow-up three-month exam in Arizona with Dr. Donald Sheridan on Monday. He had broken his wrist in March.

Preller stated that the MRI exam “continues showing healing,” but it was not enough to give Preller “full green light.”

Shortstop who signed a 14-year, $340 million contract just before the 2021 season had been involved in a variety of activities including throwing, running, and taking ground balls. The last step in his recovery will be swinging a bat.

Preller stated that the full go is to swing the bat and participate in rehab games.

Preller said that Tatis' strength was a positive thing, and that he had a good range of motion.

Tatis, 23 years old, was reportedly injured in an offseason motorcycle crash in his native Dominican Republic. Tatis' wrist was shown wrapped on social media at the time. But, Tatis wasn't able to report to spring training until the extent of the injury was known.

The Padres They have entered a virtual tie Los Angeles Dodgers Without Tatis, he is the NL West's top pitcher. He brings a swagger to the plate as well as the field.

Slugger Manny Machado The Padres are on a winning streak with a strong start to the season. They also have an MVP-caliber rotation, which is topped by local product Joe Musgrove, who has a 1.50 ERA leads the majors. Kim Ha-seong signed with the Padres prior to last season's KBO League in South Korea. He has been the shortstop for most of the games.

After hitting.282 in 130 games, Tatis was third in the voting for NL MVP. He had 42 home runs, 97 RBI, and 25 stolen bases. A troublesome left shoulder caused him to miss time and the Padres had to use the outfield for several games.

Tatis, the son of a former infielder in big leagues, made his big league debut at age 19.

Preller stated, “This is all about long-term and long-lasting relationships with Fernando and his career.” “We are going to be very careful. … We'll keep getting good news and making progress over the next few weeks, I believe. He has made great progress.”

Preller stated that Tatis was “in good spirits”, even though he is anxious to return to the field.

“He knows that this is about what's best long-term for him,” said the GM.

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