San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. left the game against the San Francisco Giants with an apparent left shoulder injury.

With one out in the bottom of the third inning, Tatis took his turn at bat and after being down 0-2 on the count against Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani, he recovered with two balls, but struck out while swinging. a curve and at the moment of finishing the swing, he dropped the bat and threw himself to the floor with visible pain.

After being checked by the Padres doctors, Tatis got up and kept his left arm still and close to his body as he made his way to the locker room.

His place in the short stops was taken by Korean Ha-Seong Kim.

Tatis signed a 14-year, $ 340 million deal with the Padres last February, the third-largest in major league history.

Last spring camp, Tatis, 22, left a game due to a sore left shoulder, but returned to activity two days later. Manager Jayce Tingler said at the time that the Dominican was dealing with left shoulder discomfort from his minor league days, and Tatis confirmed this.

At the start of the current season, Tatis made five mistakes in the first four games.

AP contributed to this report