Padres: What Tatis injury means for Rookie of the Year race

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 13: Andy Green #14 of the San Diego Padres and a trainer talk with Fernando Tatis Jr. #23 during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Petco Park August 13, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 13: Andy Green #14 of the San Diego Padres and a trainer talk with Fernando Tatis Jr. #23 during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Petco Park August 13, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is “most likely done” for the season so what does that mean for the Rookie of the Year race and the Padres?

The Padres placed Fernando Tatis Jr. on the 10-day IL today with a stress fracture in his back along with Ian Kinsler, but the bad news came when Andy Green addressed the media before the series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Travis Jankowski and Ty France were recalled to replace both of the infielders.

The manager told reporters that Tatis is “most likely done for the remainder of the season” after exiting Tuesday’s game at home against the Tampa Bay Rays.

He also mentioned that the injury was partly due to his workload his year and all of the stress on his body.

He had been dealing with a lower back issue, and fans who were watching the game Tuesday night could tell that he was in some pain after fouling off a pitch and immediately feeling for his back.

The “most exciting player in baseball since Ken Griffey Jr.” will certainly be missed by his club. He was the best shortstop since Khalil Greene to don a Padres uniform and has become the most entertaining player in the league.