San Diego Padres star outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr. begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday night.
Tatis began a rehab stint with Triple-A El Paso on Tuesday night in advance of his expected activation on April 20.
The 24 year-old Tatis was suspended for 80 games last August after a positive PED test, is afforded a 15-game rehab stint before his return to the big leagues.
Tatis was also eligible to participate in Spring Training, where he played regularly and began his full-time transition to right field.
On top of the suspension, Tatis is returning from surgeries last fall to his left wrist and shoulder. He started spring slowly, perhaps shaking off a bit of rust, as he went 0-for-his-first-16.
Tatis then got hot, going 12-for-28 with a pair of home runs. He finished the spring with a .272 batting average.
In his Triple-A action, leading off and playing right field, Tatis went 1-for-2 with an RBI single, two walks and a run scored.
San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. Photo courtsey of Farm to Fame – Twitter