The injury to Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr is easily one of the worst things to happen in MLB this year. The superstar went down on a swing this week and had to undergo thorough testing to figure out what his year will look like.
And while the Padres have said that Tatis will not require season-ending surgery, not everyone around MLB is so sure. An MRI on his shoulder revealed that he does have a partial tear of the labrum following a subluxation of his left shoulder, a reoccurring problem for him.
MLB analyst David Samson has different thoughts on how the Padres are approaching the Tatis news. In his mind, there is no way that a labrum tear can heal on its own or that Tatis would be able to play through it.
A.J. Preller wouldn’t know a non-surgical injury from a surgical injury if he hadn’t watched Grey’s Anatomy. Labrum tears are absolutely surgical injuries. Period.
Samson didn’t stop there with tearing down the Padres’ approach. He even said that he though San Diego was trying to keep their potential trade position with the rest of MLB since they will need to replace the star shortstop for the year.