Padres say Tatis should be able to avoid shoulder surgery

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres say shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. should be able to avoid surgery on his left shoulder. Tatis slightly dislocated it taking a hard swing on Monday. An MRI on Tuesday showed a slight labral tear and the Padres put the electrifying 22-year-old on the 10-day injured list. General manager A.J. Preller said the club wasn’t ruling out anything, including Tatis’ possible return when he’s eligible. Tatis signed a 14-year, $340 million contract on Feb. 22, the longest deal in big league history.