Fernando Tatis Jr. RUMORS & NEWS

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. 1st Ever in MLB History with 40+ HR, 30+ SB in 1st 162 Games

    Bleacher Report "San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. has put up an impressive stat line in his first 162 games. The league announced Sunday that the 22-year-old is the first player to post at least 40 home runs and 30 stolen bases in that time frame.  The..." May 02

  • Fernando Tatis Jr.'s first 162 games made history — even over three seasons

    USA Today "With his handful of national endorsement deals, his ability to command the nightly highlight shows with stupendous athleticism and the baseball-loving public's thirst to celebrate his many feats, it's easy to forget that Fernando Tatis Jr. has yet to even complete a full season in..." April 26

  • Trevor Bauer accused Fernando Tatis Jr. of peeking at signs. Did he? We asked three ex-catchers to weigh in

    The Athletic "Trevor Bauer’s accusation seemed straightforward enough: Fernando Tatis Jr. detected a sign by peeking back at Dodgers catcher Will Smith, using the information to tag Bauer for a home run and violating one of baseball’s unwritten rules in the process. Three former..." April 26

  • Fernando Tatis mocks Trevor Bauer twice after hitting 2 HRs

    The Score "San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. had some fun with Los Angeles Dodgersright-hander Trevor Bauer after blasting a pair of home runs during Saturday's game. Tatis broke out the "billionaire strut" made famous by UFC star Conor..." April 25

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. Posts Trevor Bauer As His Son After Being Called Out For Legally Stealing Signs

    Total Pro Sports "With the Dodgers-Padres rivalry heating up, Trevor Bauer decided to add even more gasoline on the fire after video surfaced showing Fernando Tatis Jr. appearing to look down and get the catcher’s signs before he hit a home run. It should be noted that this is perfectly..." April 25

  • Trevor Bauer takes jab at Fernando Tatis Jr. for potentially stealing signs in 2-HR game

    The Score "Fernando Tatis Jr. may have had an edge during his two-homer game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. During his sixth-inning at-bat against Trevor Bauer, the San Diego Padres phenom appeared to glance back toward Dodgers catcher Will..." April 25

  • Trevor Bauer after Fernando Tatis mocked him: 'I'm all for it'

    The Score "Fernando Tatis Jr. added a new element of fun to baseball's hottest rivalry Saturday, and Trevor Bauer loved what he saw from his opponent. After Tatis launched two home runs off a Cy Young winner for the second straight night, the San Diego..." April 25

  • What Fernando Tatis Jr. learned from his father, and how he paid tribute

    The Athletic "Last August, as Fernando Tatis Jr. detonated baseballs across the Western United States, his father got on the phone from the Dominican Republic. Fernando Tatis Sr. spoke about his son’s ascent, and he spoke about the long road ahead. As the conversation began to wind down,..." April 25

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. credits ‘baseball gods’ for incredible family feat

    Larry Brown Sports "Fernando Tatis Jr. has become one of baseball’s best players. His father is known in part for holding one of the most remarkable records in the sport. All of that came together to make a bit of history on Friday night. On Apr. 23, 1999, Fernando Tatis Sr., then a member of the..." April 24

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. aiming to play smarter after shoulder injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Fernando Tatis Jr. will spend the 2021 season battling through a shoulder injury that he suffered roughly two weeks ago, and he’s trying to learn some lessons from it. The San Diego Padres star suffered the injury swinging and missing on a strikeout in an Apr. 5 game..." April 17

  • Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. Activated from IL After Shoulder Injury Recovery

    Bleacher Report "San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has been activated from the 10-day injured list after suffering a partial dislocation of his left shoulder and a partial tear of his labrum April 5 against the San Francisco Giants. The..." April 16

  • Padres Likely To Activate Fernando Tatis Jr. On Friday

    MLB Trade Rumors "Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. suffered a catastrophic-looking left shoulder injury on April 5, though it doesn’t appear he’s going to miss much time. Tatis had his day “as far as his at-bats” go on Thursday, according to manager Jayce Tingler,..." April 15

  • 10 MLB players we'd like to see in Home Run Derby

    CBS Sports "The 2021 MLB All-Star Game was recently moved out of Atlantafollowing the passing of a controversial Georgia law that critics say restricts voting access in the state. Instead, the annual Midsummer Classic will be played at Coors Field, which is home to the Colorado..." April 07

  • Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. suffers shoulder subluxation, will be re-evaluated

    The Athletic "San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. left Monday’s game against the San Francisco Giants after suffering an injury during an at-bat in the third inning. The Padres later said Tatis Jr. suffered a left shoulder subluxation and would be re-evaluated on Tuesday. In the..." April 06

  • Injury Update - Cody Bellinger, Fernando Tatis, Kevin Kiermaier, Tim Anderson

    MLB.com "Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor, Dodgers Bellinger left the Dodgers' win at Oakland on Monday in the top of the ninth inning after the outfielder was spiked in the leg by A's pitcher Reymin Guduan. The two collided racing for the first-base bag after Bellinger..." April 06

  • Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. to Go on 10-Day IL

    Bleacher Report "San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. will go on the 10-day injured list, having avoided major injury after he collapsed at the plate following a strikeout on Monday. According to Dennis Lin of The Athletic, Tatis has "slight labral tearing" that..." April 06

  • What Fernando Tatis Jr.’s partially dislocated shoulder means for the Padres

    The Athletic "The sound of deflation filled Petco Park in the bottom of the third inning Monday. It bordered on silence. Fernando Tatis Jr., the recent recipient of the longest contract in major-league history, had gone to the ground after swinging and missing at a curveball from San..." April 06

  • Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. defies the odds once again on Opening Day

    Clutch Points "San Diego Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. wasted no time making a highlight play on MLB Opening Day. There’s a scene from the modern action/science fiction classic The Matrix where Keanu Reeves’ character gets shot repeatedly at point-blank range. By all means, no..." April 01

  • The Padres, Fernando Tatis Jr. and an all-in plan to topple the Dodgers

    The Athletic "Just outside Petco Park, blocks from San Diego Bay and a long fly ball from the trolley station, sit towering bronze likenesses of Trevor Hoffman and Tony Gwynn. The statues command unusual attention among local landmarks. Two of the greatest players in Padres history are also..." March 30

  • With Fernando Tatis Jr., the Padres are dreaming the biggest dreams

    The Athletic "The San Diego Padres Established: 1969 Nickname quality (scale of 1-10): 8.4 The original San Diego Padres played in the Pacific Coast League beginning in 1936. That minor-league team was originally the..." March 29

  • Padres give encouraging injury update on Fernando Tatis Jr.

    Clutch Points "After San Diego Padres supernova shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr left Tuesday’s exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds with mild shoulder discomfort, there was some concern he wouldn’t be ready for Opening Day on April 1. Unease has been soothed,..." March 24

  • Padres star SS Fernando Tatis Jr. exits game with apparent injury

    MLB.com "Fernando Tatis Jr. exited the Padres' Cactus League game against the Reds in the third inning on Tuesday with left shoulder discomfort after a tough play on defense. Tatis, whose injury is to his non-throwing shoulder, is expected to be re-evaluated on Wednesday. " March 23

  • Where did Fernando Tatis Jr. get that awesome bat? Inside the company that could be MLB's next big thing

    ESPN "Clint Frazier couldn't wait to show off his latest piece of lumber. Featuring a colorful caricature of his face, his bright red curly locks, a face mask with his jersey number -- 77 -- a chain and sunglasses, his new bat was everything a typical brown, gray or black bat was..." March 18

  • Fernando Tatis Jr.'s Bat Flip Game is Already in Midseason Form

    The Big Lead "Fernando Tatis Jr. isn't slowing down. After an MVP-caliber season in 2020 and fresh off a massive 14-year contract extension, the new face of baseball started off spring training the right way. On Tuesday, the 22-year-old launched a 441-foot grand slam off of Arizona Diamondbacks..." March 02

  • Fernando Tatis: 'I'm all about winning in San Diego' after inking 14-year deal

    The Score "Fernando Tatis Jr. is excited about playing for the San Diego Padres his entire career after the team officially announced a 14-year contract extension with the shortstop on Monday. "To the city of San Diego: We're here to stay," he said during a press conference...." February 22

  • A Huge Portion of Fernando Tatis Jr.’s New $340M Contract is Owed To Investment Fund That He Signed With As A Teen

    Total Pro Sports "Fernando Tatis Jr. signed a massive 14-year, $340 million contract on Wednesday with the San Diego Padres, which made it the third biggest contract in baseball history. Aside from paying California taxes, not all of that $340 million will go to Tatis. When he was just a..." February 20

  • Did the Padres sign Fernando Tatis Jr. long-term too soon?

    The Sports Daily "The major signing in Major League Baseball this week was not a player who changed teams. Rather, it was a player who signed a long-term contract extension. On Wednesday, the San Diego Padres signed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic to a whopping 14-year..." February 19

  • Fernando Tatis Jr.'s $340 million deal shows risk is minimal, rewards abundant in baseball

    USA Today "Congratulations are certainly in order for Fernando Tatis Jr., the only man in baseball history to be guaranteed $340 million before he’s even played 100 games in a season. All hail the San Diego Padres, who placed a moderate bet to retain one of the game’s most..." February 19

  • Padres manager says Fernando Tatis Jr. megadeal is result of his work ethic, 'drive to win'

    ESPN "The names Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Wayne Gretzky were used in reference to a question about superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. on Thursday morning, hours after news spread about his mega-extension with the San Diego Padres. Manager Jayce Tingler welcomed..." February 18

  • Everything Will Be Very Old by the Time Fernando Tatis Jr.'s Contract Ends in 2034

    The Big Lead "Fernando Tatis Jr. signed a 14-year contract with the Padres worth $340 million this week. This will keep Tatis Jr. in San Diego through the 2034 season. Or at least on some team's payroll. Honestly, who knows where any of us will be that far into the future? For..." February 18

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. signing more proof the Padres are in it to win it

    New York Post "If you had the Padres in the pool for the first team to award two $300 million contracts, go collect. San Diego and its superstar shortstop, Fernando Tatis Jr., reached agreement on a 14-year, $340 million contract. It is the third-largest contract ever given (behind Mike Trout..." February 18

  • Padres, Fernando Tatis Jr. agree to 14-year, $340M deal

    Bleacher Report "The San Diego Padres and superstar shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. reportedly came to terms on a 14-year contract extension, per Dennis Lin and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Robert Murray of FanSided reported the deal was for $340 million. In just..." February 17

  • Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. named cover athlete for MLB The Show 21

    Sportsnet "San Diego Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr., whose electric offensive ability has made him one of the most captivating young players in all of baseball, has been selected as the cover athlete for MLB The Show 21, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Monday. At 22 years..." February 01

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. Next Padres Contract Could Be In $210M-$230M Range

    Bleacher Report "San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. could reportedly command a 10-year contract extension worth in the range of $210 million to $230 million.  Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported Tuesday it's a possible middle ground as Tatis tries to decide..." January 12

  • Fernando Tatis Jr.'s extension talks with Padres have not started, but could heat up soon

    USA Today "There’s one little problem with these breathless reports that the San Diego Padres are on the verge of signing shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to a historic contract extension exceeding $300 million. The two sides have yet to even start talking. Really. Oh sure,..." January 11

  • San Diego Padres are willing to give Fernando Tatis $300M in possible 10-year extension

    The Score "The San Diego Padres want to keep Fernando Tatis Jr. for the long term. The two sides are working on an extension that, if completed, will be for around 10 years, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. While it's unclear how far along..." January 10

  • Latest on Fernando Tatis, Padres extension talks

    MLB.com "Preller hopes Padres, Tatis can work out extension The Padres are the early frontrunners for “champions of the offseason” after trading for both Yu Darvish and Blake Snell and signing KBO star Ha-Seong Kim. But signing face of the franchise Fernando Tatis Jr. to a..." January 03

  • Gatorade likens Fernando Tatis Jr. to Derek Jeter after signing Padres star

    Sportress of Blogitude "Fernando Tatis Jr. was compared to New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter by Gatorade after the San Diego Padres superstar signed a deal to endorse the iconic sports drink. Pepsi-owned Gatorade announced this week that Tatis will promote its Bolt24 drink in an upcoming ad campaign..." December 17

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. extension 'priority' for Padres

    MLB.com "Padres general manager A.J. Preller said Monday he doesn’t believe the economic fallout resulting from the pandemic will affect the team's ability to potentially sign star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to a long-term extension this offseason. “I think it's..." December 15

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. says he would consider playing winter ball

    ESPN "San Diego Padres shortstop and NL MVP finalist Fernando Tatis Jr. said he would not rule out returning to winter ball this season for his team, Estrellas Orientales, to give the Dominican Republic "a good show." Tatis, who won a Silver Slugger award last week, has..." November 13