Fernando Tatis Jr. back on IL after testing positive for COVID-19

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San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. is headed back to the injured list.

The Padres announced on Tuesday that Tatis, Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo have all been placed on the IL due to health and safety protocols prior to their game against the Colorado Rockies.

Manager Jayce Tingler confirmed before the game that Tatis had tested positive for COVID-19 while Profar and Mateo were close contacts.

Tingler added that Tatis was feeling well and was not experiencing any symptoms.

Meanwhile, the Yankees also had a positive COVID test with third base coach Phil Nevin, who is fully vaccinated. At least four other coaches are in contact tracing pending results, but no players appear to be affected.

Tatis, 22, was already on the IL earlier this year with left shoulder inflammation.

Despite missing time due to the injury, Tatis has nine home runs and 14 RBI with a league-leading seven stolen bases and an .867 OPS.

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