Fernando Tatís Jr. uses the Hypervolt Plus massage gun and other recovery technology devices developed by Hyperice to enhance his recovery time and help keep him on the field over the course of a 162 game season.
He is also the first-ever MLB athlete to join Hyperice as an ambassador and investor, joining the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Naomi Osaka. “I couldn’t be more excited to join the Hyperice family. I’ve always been a fan of their recovery products and have been using them to help keep me on the field,” Tatís Jr. told the MLB.
“They are the best in the business and I’m honored to be part of their journey,” the Silver Slugger Award winner and the San Diego Padres All-MLB shortstop added. At the same time, Hyperice announced that they were named the Official Recovery Technology Partner of the MLB and that the league would acquire a stake in the California-based company.
“We are proud to be named the Official Recovery Technology Partner of Major League Baseball, and to have MLB sensation Fernando Tatís Jr. join us to drive our health and wellness mission,” stated Jim Huether, CEO of Hyperice, during the announcement.
“This multi-year partnership with MLB represents our collective commitment and vision to prioritize player health and optimize performance league-wide. Now, for the first time ever, MLB athletes will have real-time access to cutting-edge recovery technology on the field, in the dugouts and in bullpens,” he continued.
“Together, we plan to elevate the in-game experience for future generations of baseball.”
About Fernando Tatís Jr.
Fernando Gabriel “El Niño” Tatís Medina Jr. was born on January 2, 1999, in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. The son of former MLB player Fernando Tatís Sr., he originally signed as an international free agent with the Chicago White Sox in 2015.
Without playing a professional game for the franchise, he was traded to the San Diego Padres one year later and played in the minor leagues for three seasons before making his MLB debut against the San Francisco Giants in 2019, recording two hits.
Tatís Jr. went on to win the Silver Slugger Award in 2020 and made the All-MLB First Team the same year. Prior to the 2021 season, he signed a 14-year, $340 million contract extension with the Padres, then the third-richest in league history.
Featured image courtesy of Hyperice.