San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. will begin his rehab assignment this weekend with the Padres’ Double-A squad in San Antonio. While in San Antonio, he is expected to play shortstop, center field, and designated hitter.
Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera plans to play in 2023. Cabrera, troubled by knee problems the last several years, was hitting .308 on July 6 and had joined the 500-homer, 3,000-hit club. Since then, he has been hitting .125 with one home run and two doubles in 21 games.
Calgary Flames have lost some critical pieces during this off-season, but they are redeeming themselves. Flames’ general manager Brad Treliving could pull a rabbit out of his hat by acquiring not one, not two, not three. Still, four valuable assets — Hart Trophy contender Jonathan Huberdeau, top-pairing blueliner MacKenzie Weegar, prospect Cole Schwindt, and a first-round pick in 2025 from the Panthers — for a player the whole world knew wanted out. Recently, the team signed Huberdeau to an eight-year extension worth $10.5 million per season.