Nobody knew when or if San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. would make his 2022 debut. The Padres received encouraging news a couple of times, but then rumors swirled that he would start swinging a bat.
Then, nothing happened. But, everybody can rest a bit easier now, thanks to a video from Dennis Lin of The Athletic.
It has been a long road for the Padres and their star shortstop. After a series of injuries and no help due to the MLB lockout, Tatis began the season on the shelf and worked toward making an appearance this season.
Some said the All-Star break, others August and the pessimistic ones doubted that Tatis would return this season. Yet, here we are, fans everywhere rejoiced at one of the brightest young stars swinging a bat once again.
— B (@usctrojan18) July 26, 2022
— Mario Sanchez (@rhcp3308) July 26, 2022
The sight we've been waiting for. https://t.co/CryRuSVZOX
— Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) July 26, 2022
— MannylivesWW (@MannylivesWW) July 26, 2022
This is good news for everybody, Padres fans or not. When Tatis is healthy, he is easily one of the most electrifying players in the game, both at the plate and on the field.
Here’s an example.
I don’t want to see a single slanderous tweet about Fernando Tatis Jr’s defense ever again. pic.twitter.com/XWKaQWOOoU
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) July 6, 2021
There’s also this unreal slide.
In honor of Fernando Tatis Jr. turning his jersey number today, share the coolest thing you’ve seen El Niño do on a baseball diamond.
I’ll start, with the original matrix slide.
Happy 2-3 to 2️⃣3️⃣ 🎈🥳🎈 pic.twitter.com/nHkjGkHMsv
— Darnay Tripp (@DarnayTripp) January 2, 2022
The list goes on. With Fernando Tatis Jr. making his return to the cage, his 2022 season debut is imminent. Prepare yourselves.
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