The Padres have placed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., infielder Jurickson Profar and outfielder Jorge Mateo on the injured list due to health and safety protocols, the team announced Tuesday.
According to The Athletic’s Dennis Lin, at least one player has tested positive for the coronavirus. The team also said they’d announce corresponding rosters moves before its 8:40 p.m. ET game against the Rockies in Colorado.
Tatis Jr., one of the biggest stars in MLB, will surely be missed for what is an unknown time period. He leads the team in runs (23), home runs (9) and stolen bases (5) after missing nine games so far this season.
Profar is batting just .234 in 107 at-bats and Mateo is batting .250 in 36 appearances at the plate.
How long these three will stay on the injured list will be determined by the results of their COVID-19 tests.
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