Pham (wrist) and the Padres agreed to a one-year, $8.9 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Pham gets a raise of exactly $1 million on the $7.9 million deal he signed the year prior. The Padres will be hoping for a big bounceback from Pham in his age-33 campaign, as he struggled to a .211/.312/.312 line in 31 games in his first year in San Diego last season. He missed time due to hand surgery and followed that up with a pair of surgeries in the offseason, one of which addressed a stab wound in his lower back while the other corrected an issue in his left wrist.
The Padres plan to tender Pham (wrist) a contract for the 2021 season prior to Wednesday's deadline, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
After he was acquired from the Rays last offseason, Pham disappointed during an injury-plagued first season in San Diego, slashing .211/.312/.312. Despite the fact that Pham recently underwent surgery on his left wrist and is due around $8 million in 2021, the Padres apparently aren't deterred from bringing the 32-year-old back for another year. Assuming he makes a full recovery from surgery by the time Opening Day arrives, Pham should slot into an everyday role in left field or at designated hitter.
Pham underwent surgery earlier this offseason to correct a problem in his left wrist, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The 32-year-old outfielder has undergone three surgeries since mid-August. The first was to repair a broken hamate bone in his left hand. The second was to treat a stab wound in his lower back. This final procedure, which was previously undisclosed, was to address the worsening of a tear in the cartilage structure on the small finger side of his left wrist. He is lifting weights and running but has yet to resume swinging. However, Pham says his wrist feels much stronger and the grip strength is significantly improved from where it was during the 2020 season. He is projected to make around $8 million in his final arbitration year -- a figure that has led to speculation regarding whether the Padres might non-tender him ahead of Wednesday evening's deadline. He was clearly not at 100 percent last season, when he hit .211 with a .624 OPS, but at his age, it's fair to wonder what level he will rebound to, especially since he has had trouble staying on the field in recent seasons.
Pham underwent surgery to address a stab wound in his lower back Sunday night, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
According to Acee, the incident took place Sunday night in San Diego. He was able to avoid any organ damage and is in good condition. "I'd like to thank the incredible medical staff at UC San Diego Health for taking such great care of me last night," stated Pham. "I truly appreciate the hard work of the San Diego Police Department as well as they continue their search for the suspects. While it was a very traumatic and eye-opening experience for me, I'm on the road to recovery and I know I'll be back to my offseason training routine in no time."
Pham went 0-for-3 with a walk and stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS.
Pham was walked by Walker Buehler in the third inning and proceeded to swipe second base following a Wil Myers strikeout. The 32-year-old missed almost half of the regular season due to injury, but the veteran continues to show that this has not hampered his ability to be a threat on the basepaths. The right-handed hitter slashed .211/.312/.312 during the regular season.
Pham (hand) is starting in left field and batting fifth in Game 3 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Cardinals on Friday.
The 32-year-old has been dealing with sporadic pain in his left hand since returning from surgery in mid-September, but it won't prevent him from starting Friday's winner-take-all contest. Pham is on a tear through the first two games of the series, going 6-for-9 with two doubles, one run, one RBI and one stolen base.
Manager Jayce Tingler said following Thursday's win that he expects Pham (hand) to be able to play in Game 3 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Cardinals on Friday, 97.3 The Fan reports.
Tingler said that Pham has been battling through sporadic pain in his left hand after returning from hamate bone surgery in mid-September. He noted that it's not an issue that can get worse, so as long as Pham can continue to withstand the pain, he will remain in the lineup for the Friars going forward.
Pham appeared to aggravate his surgically repaired left hand in Thursday's game against St. Louis, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Jurickson Profar took over in left field in the ninth after Pham appeared to irritate his hand during the bottom of the eighth. Pham was sidelined for a month after undergoing surgery to repair the hamate bone in his left hand in mid-August, so it's very possible his removal Thursday is related to the previous injury. Further update from the Padres should be provided following the tilt.
Pham went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Giants.
It has been a difficult first season in San Diego for Pham, who missed much of the campaign with a fractured bone in his left hand and is slashing a disappointing .219/.322/.324. However, he could be an important component if the Padres are to go deep into the postseason, and he built some momentum heading toward the playoffs with his two-run shot in the ninth inning Saturday. The homer was Pham's third of the campaign.
Pham is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.
After a month-long stay on the 10-day injured list due to a fractured hand, Pham returned to action as the Padres' designated hitter over the past two games, going 2-for-7 with a walk between those two contests. Though Eric Hosmer will serve as the Padres' DH in the series finale, Pham should serve as the primary option at that lineup spot during the final week of the regular season.
Pham went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run in a win over the Mariners on Friday.
Pham was reinstated from the injured list prior to the contest and slotted into the sixth spot in the order as the team's DH. He drew a walk in his first plate appearance and later scored the Padres' second run after leading off the fourth frame with a single. Pham figures to use the final week of the campaign to shake off any rust due to his recent hand surgery in order to gear up for the playoffs. He's slashing .212/.323/.294 with six stolen bases in 24 games this season.
Pham (hand) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Friday and is starting against the Mariners.
Pham will return to action for the first time in over a month after undergoing surgery to repair the hamate bone in his left hand. In his first game back with the team, he'll serve as the designated hitter and bat sixth against Seattle. Jorge Ona was optioned to the alternate training site in a corresponding move.
Pham (hand) has been participating in intrasquad games at the Padres' alternate training site in recent days and could be activated from the 10-day injured list in the near future, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "He's working through the pain [in his surgically repaired hand]," Tingler said of Pham. "Some days are better than others. The biggest test is getting the strength back up. It's going to be a matter of the strength and keeping the hand on the bat for the majority of the swing. He'll have a good day, take a half-step back and then take a step forward. ... it's going to be a strength deal, and that comes and goes."
Pham has been sidelined since Aug. 17 after undergoing surgery to repair the hamate bone in his left hand, which he fractured a day prior. At the time his procedure was announced, Pham was projected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, so he appears to have a shot at returning around the short end of that timetable. Pham's first season with the Padres has been marred by health issues, as he missed time in spring training with a side injury and in summer camp after testing positive for COVID-19. Pham had struggled to a .207/.316/.293 slash line prior to being sidelined with the injury, so the Padres understandably want to see him swing the bat well at the alternate site before they're comfortable reinstating him from the IL. Once he's back in action, Pham could overtake Jurickson Profar for the top job in left field, or see most of his reps as a designated hitter while Mitch Moreland fills in at first base for the injured Eric Hosmer (finger).
Pham (hand) took swings off a pitching machine Friday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
This marks another progression in the outfielder's recovery from a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. He began the week hitting off a tee before taking batting practice off a coach's pitching Thursday and finally facing the machine Friday. It has not yet been a month since his Aug. 17 surgery, but Pham looks to be relatively close to a return.
Pham (hand) will take batting practice on the field prior to Wednesday's contest, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports.
Pham has been sidelined since Aug. 17 with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand, but he's been making steady progress over the past week. He hit off a tee Monday and will now take live batting practice. If all goes well, he could return to game action relatively soon.
Pham (hand) has progressed to hitting off a tee and seeing pitches during bullpen sessions, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pham stood in the box to get live reads on pitches during Mike Clevinger's bullpen Sunday and has begun swinging a bat, though he has yet to face live pitching. While he has hurdles yet to clear, the veteran appears to be progressing toward a return as he had been limited to glove work and conditioning prior to the weekend. Pham could return by the end of the regular season in order to gear up for a potential Padres playoff run.
Pham (hand) has been catching fly balls in order to increase his grip strength, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pham went on the 10-day injured list Aug. 17 with a fracture of the hamate bone in his left hand. The bone is at the outer part of the wrist, and the fracture causes pain when Pham swings a bat. The veteran has been working on opening and closing his glove in order to increase his grip strength, though he has yet to take any swings. Manager Jayce Tingler noted that Pham's eventual return will be a "pain tolerance deal," suggesting that the 32-year-old will try to rejoin the active roster before he's completely pain-free.
Pham (hand) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.
Pham was diagnosed with a fracture in the hamate bone on his left hand Monday, so it's no surprise to see him land on the injured list. He's expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks as a result of the injury, but it's possible he could return at the end of the regular season if the Padres are in playoff contention. Infielder Ty France was recalled in a corresponding move. Jurickson Profar, Edward Olivares and Jorge Mateo could see increases in playing time while Pham is sidelined.
Pham is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after manager Jayce Tingler told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Monday that the designated hitter/outfielder fractured the hamate bone on his left hand.
As anticipated, Pham will need surgery to address the injury, with his recovery timetable expected to extend into the final two weeks of the regular season. The playoff-hopeful Padres will likely have Pham prepare for a potential late-season return if the club still remains in playoff contention, but his fantasy managers in shallow leagues and likely even most deeper mixed leagues are probably best served cutting bait rather than waiting on him to heal up. Tingler mentioned Josh Naylor as a candidate to pick up Pham's vacated spot in the lineup, and fellow youngsters Edward Olivares and Jorge Mateo could also benefit from more starts. The Padres are expected to officially place Pham on the injured list prior to Monday's series opener against the Rangers.
Padres manager Jayce Tingler told Jim Duquette of Sirius XM Radio on Monday that Pham fractured the hamate bone in his left hand during Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.
Though the skipper didn't offer specifics on Pham's next steps, the 32-year-old will head to the injured list and will almost certainly require surgery to repair the broken bone. Once surgery is completed, the Padres should offer a clearer timeline for Pham's recovery, but he'll likely be sidelined for multiple weeks and could very well be shut down for the season. Josh Naylor was recalled from the Padres' alternate site ahead of Sunday's game and could be a candidate to fill Pham's spot in the everyday lineup. Edward Olivares and Jorge Mateo could also benefit from added opportunities sans Pham.
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