Fernando Tatis Jr.
It hurts to say, but with Fernando Tatis Jr. sustaining a fracture in his arm and needing surgery, the Padres can’t count on him for at least the first two months of the season. His timetable for return is approximately three months, and he had surgery earlier in mid-March.
For the second year in a row, Tatis won’t be able to play a full season due to injury. However, when he only played 130 games in 2021, he still led the National League with 42 home runs.
Even when he does come back, it might take some time for him to get into fighting form, so just manage expectations.