San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. responded enthusiastically about moving to the outfield for the remainder of the season, multiple people with the team told The Athletic's Dennis Lin.
The Padres reportedly approached Tatis regarding the position change to preserve the star infielder's health. The 22-year-old has dealt with shoulder issues throughout the season, most recently suffering a partial separation on July 30. He also missed time this campaign due to oblique tightness.
Tatis recently started taking fly balls in the outfield, fueling speculation that he'll return to San Diego at a new position. He's at a greater risk of reinjuring his shoulder in the infield, where he's forced to react to balls quicker and go to the ground more frequently.