Pham slashed .190/.320/.286 with two doubles, four RBI and a stolen base before spring training was suspended.
In his first spring camp with the Padres, Pham didn't produce much at the plate and was limited to DH duties as he dealt with mild side soreness. However, the 32-year-old was scheduled to return to the field on the day spring training was suspended. That -- along with his participation in a sandlot-style baseball game organized by Trevor Bauer -- suggests that Pham is recovered from the side issue and will be ready to play an everyday role for the Padres when the regular season gets underway.
Pham (side) has been taking part in "regular" outfield drills and was slated to play the field in Thursday's Cactus League game, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
While Pham has been swinging the bat as a designated hitter in spring games, he has yet to make his Cactus League debut in the field. The Padres' readiness to start Pham in left field Thursday suggests that he is nearly fully recovered from the side soreness that has hampered him since late February. However, his defensive debut will have to wait until at least April following Thursday's cancellation of spring training and corresponding delay of Opening Day as announced in a statement by MLB.
Pham (side) will play outfield sometime next week, with Wednesday a potential target date, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Pham has been dealing with side soreness since early in camp. He's been able to play as a designated hitter but has yet to take the field, though he's been able to throw from 150 feet in practice. If he does indeed return to outfield duties by Wednesday, he'll have just over two weeks to prepare before the start of the regular season.
Pham (side) will serve as the Padres' designated hitter and will bat leadoff in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Royals, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pham will be making his fourth start of the spring, with all of them coming as the Padres' designated hitter. The team remains reluctant to expose Pham to action in the outfield while he works through a side injury, but the expectation is that he'll be able to slot back into the field before the Padres wrap up their spring slate of games.
Pham (side) will bat second and serve as the Padres' designated hitter in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Giants, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pham will be limited to DH duty for a second straight game while he looks to move past a sore side, but he should be ready to resume playing the outfield at some point during the upcoming week.
Pham (side) will see his first action of the spring Saturday against the Reds, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pham is still not healthy enough to occupy a spot in the outfield, but he is ready to step into the batter's box against opposing pitchers. He will hit second in Saturday's batting order.
Pham (side) is expected to DH against the Reds on Saturday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pham was scratched from Tuesday's spring game against the A's due to side soreness, but he's expected to make his return to Cactus League play over the weekend after taking a few days to rest and recover.
Pham did not play in Tuesday's spring-training game against Oakland due to side soreness, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Pham's elbow injury is no longer a concern -- he was slated to be in the starting lineup for Saturday's rained-out spring opener -- but he has since developed soreness in his side. However, the issue appears to be minor, and Pham could be back in the lineup as early as Wednesday, per Cassavell. That's good news for the Padres, who are counting on the veteran to be a key cog in their offense this season.
Pham (elbow) won't play Monday against the Royals due to general soreness, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The soreness is reportedly unrelated to the strained UCL he suffered at the end of last season, an issue for which he received injections over the offseason. He was in the lineup Saturday against Seattle, but that game wound up getting rained out. There haven't been any indications that this new issue will significantly threaten Pham's availability for Opening Day, but there's always the possibility it develops into something more serious.
Pham (elbow) is in the lineup for Saturday's spring opener against the Mariners, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pham is still not 100 percent, as evidenced by him slotting into the DH role rather than an outfield spot, but he is feeling good enough to hit. Pham slots in second in Saturday's batting order behind Fernando Tatis and ahead of Manny Machado.
Pham (elbow) threw from 90 feet for the second time during training camp Wednesday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Pham toughed out a strained UCL at the end of 2019 campaign and received treatment -- including a stem-cell injection and platelet-rich plasma therapy -- during the offseason. San Diego is looking to the veteran to provide an offensive boost after acquiring him from Tampa Bay in early December.
Pham (elbow) agreed to a $7.9 million contract with the Padres on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Pham and the Padres will avoid a hearing by agreeing to terms prior to the deadline. He's expected to make a big impact in his first year with San Diego after hitting 21 home runs in 145 games a season ago with Tampa Bay.
Pham is on track to be healthy for spring training after finishing the 2019 season with a strained UCL, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Pham gutted it out down the stretch of last season, and it's not expected to force him to miss any action with his new club. He should have plenty of time to get back into a groove during the spring and will open the 2020 campaign as one of San Diego's most dangerous bats.
Pham was traded from the Rays to the Padres on Thursday in exchange for Hunter Renfroe and Xavier Edwards, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. Prospect Jake Cronenworth was later reported to be included with Pham in the move to the Padres.
The trade has yet to be finalized, but both sides have agreed to the terms of the deal. Pham has hit 20-plus home runs in each of his last three seasons and tied his career high in stolen bases with 25 in 2019 over 145 games. He figures to immediately slot into a starting role with San Diego in the outfield, likely replacing Hunter Renfroe in right field while also spending time in left.
Pham went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer against the Blue Jays on Friday.
Pham kicked off the scoring in this one with a two-run blast over the fence in left field, and the Rays would go on to win 6-2, securing a postseason berth. Friday's home run is Pham's first since Aug. 31.
Pham is not starting Wednesday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Pham hasn't been at his best down the stretch, hitting just .224/.268/.284 over his last 16 games and going just 2-for-21 at the plate over his last five. Austin Meadows slides to left field in his absence Wednesday.
Pham went 5-for-6 with a two-run double, another double, a stolen base and three runs in an extra-innings win over the Dodgers on Wednesday.
A day after a report that he was being notably compromised by hand and elbow injuries down the stretch run, Pham exploded for a career-high hit tally that also tied a franchise single-game record. While the veteran's home run drought turns one month old Thursday, he now has six doubles in September, which has helped him to a solid eight RBI over his 14 games of the month.
Pham, who went 0-for-5 in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, is significantly hampered by hand and elbow injuries that would sideline him were the Rays not in the playoff hunt, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "He wants to be out there, we want him out there, we've got to continue a do a good job of managing his workload, the treatment and rehab everything,'' manager Kevin Cash said.
The veteran outfielder says his right hand issue, which he originally sustained Aug. 9 while sliding, has shown some improvement of late but still leaves him at less than full strength. Meanwhile, his elbow problem has officially been diagnosed as a flexor strain, and Pham is planning to address it with platelet-rich plasma injections and stem cell treatments this offseason. In a testament to his toughness, Pham has remained a viable contributor during the most critical time of the season, as he was hitting .340 with one home run and eight RBI over the 13 games prior to Tuesday's blanking.
Pham went 1-for-3 with an RBI groundout, a walk, a stolen base and two runs in a win over the Angels on Friday.
Pham set the table nicely out of the No. 2 hole, crossing the plate on an Austin Meadows home run and a Travis d'Arnaud single. The red-hot outfielder currently carries an 11-game hitting streak; moreover, he's reached safely in an impressive 24 of his last 25 games -- a stretch during which he's raised his season average 13 points to .279.
Pham (elbow) went 1-for-4 with an RBI double, a walk and a run in a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.
Pham opened the scoring for either squad with a first-inning two-bagger that plated Joey Wendle with the first of two Rays runs during the frame. The veteran outfielder filled the designated hitter role Wednesday and could return to playing the outfield in Thursday's contest.
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