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Tatis Jr. to hit the IL for hamstring

The rookie will undergo further tests to make sure this injury won’t extend beyond the 10 days.

San Diego Padres v Washington Nationals Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Padres young phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. will be heading to the 10-day injured list while he rests his hamstring. The 20-year only sustained the injury from making this insane play against the Nationals in the 10th inning of Sunday’s game:

The preliminary MRI results on Tatis showed a strained left hamstring, reports AJ Cassavell of MLB.com. Tests are still ongoing, but the Padres are playing it safe on one of their best prospects.

No one is shocked or surprised that the Padres are choosing to err on the side of caution. Tatis has hit the major leagues like a house on fire, slashing .300/.360/.550 with six home runs all while locking it down at shortstop. He’s at the center of the Padres’ young player revolution, and losing him even for a short amount of time will have a ripple effect on the team. It’s unclear if Manny Machado will slide over to that position to fill the temporary void...he said he wanted to play shortstop, right? And with recent call up Ty France starting to get some game time at third base, the Padres could stay afloat as long as Tatis’ injury isn’t for an extended period of time.

There is no solid timetable yet for his return or even about the severity of his injury, but to one person who tore their hamstring to another: good luck and Godspeed.