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Fernando Tatis Jr. leaves San Diego Padres game with oblique tightness

Jun 1, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Tommy Pham (28) receives a chain swag from shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (23) after hitting a two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the fifth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Fernando Tatis Jr. was removed from the San Diego Padres’ game against the host Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night with right oblique tightness.

The team announced the move was for “precautionary reasons.”

Tatis finished the game 0-for-3 at the plate. He flied out to left to lead off the top of the sixth. In the bottom of that inning, Ha-Seong Kim replaced Tatis at shortstop.

In 39 games, Tatis has produced 16 home runs, eight doubles and 37 RBIs while batting .293 for San Diego. He’s added 12 stolen bases, tied for the National League lead, and 38 runs scored.

Tatis, 22, agreed to a record 14-year, $340 million contract extension with the Padres before the season.

–Field Level Media