Major League Baseball suspended Tatis last August after he tested positive for Clostebol, a banned performance-enhancing substance. That ended Tatis’ 2022 season before it ever began, as he missed the start of the campaign after fracturing his wrist in an offseason motorcycle accident.


In the time Tatís was away, the Padres traded for star outfielder Juan Soto last season and signed All-Star shortstop Xander Bogaerts last December. Those additions, combined with the emergence of middle infielder Ha-Seong Kim in Tatís’ absence, led the club to announce during the offseason that Tatis would move from shortstop to the outfield when he returns to San Diego

Tatís 24, was an All-Star in 2021 and is a two-time Silver Slugger winner. He has 81 career home runs with 195 RBIs and 52 stolen bases in 273 career major league games. His last season, 2021, was also the first season he played more than 84 games. He led the National League with 42 home runs while batting .282, and he finished third in NL MVP voting.


Prior to the 2021 season, Tatís signed a 14-year, $340 million contract with San Diego.

—Field Level Media