Another big name that is done for the season is the star rookie shortstop of the San Diego Padres, Fernando Tatis Jr. The team placed him on the injured list last week with a back injury, and they decided it was serious enough to shut him down for the year, since they are out of Postseason contention. Tatis is a Rookie of the Year candidate for his loud bat and phenomenal defense, keeping the name alive in the game of baseball. The 20-year-old has batted .317 with 22 home runs, 84 RBIs, and 13 doubles in 84 games out of the leadoff spot. The team says the injury is from "common usage," as the young star will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
Staying in the National League West Division, the Los Angeles Dodgers took a shot to their bullpen, but an expected one, as Julio Urias was suspended 20 games for his domestic violence incident. Urias will not appeal this suspension, as he did serve five games while on administrative leave in May, leaving just 15 games to be had. The 23-year-old was arrested on May 13th following an altercation with a woman in a Los Angeles mall parking lot, but the city's attorney office announced in June that they would not press charges. He will still be eligible for the Postseason, which is why he is not appealing the decision, as the team hopes he will "learn" from the incident. So far in 2019, Urias is 4-3 with a 2.53 ERA to go with 67 strikeouts over 67.2 innings and four saves.