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Padres OF Tommy Pham estimated he’s “80 percent physically” during his recovery from his November stabbing incident.
Pham underwent surgery during the offseason to address a stab wound and a wrist injury. The 32-year-old initially thought he wouldn’t be able to play again, but four months later his recovery is ahead of schedule. Pham started in LF and batted cleanup in Sunday’s springer opener against the Mariners. He went 0-for-2 and left two on base during Sunday’s 5-4 loss to the Mariners.
Tommy Pham agreed to a one-year, $8.9 million deal with the Padres to avoid arbitration.
Pham scuffled at the plate in 2020 with a .624 OPS but dealt with a fractured hamate bone in his right hand that required surgery in the middle of the season. He's getting a nice raise and should hit neat the top of the loaded Padres lineup in 2021.
The San Diego Padres plan to tender outfielder Tommy Pham a contract ahead of Wednesday's 8 pm non-tender deadline, according to The Athletic's Dennis Lin. Lin adds that had there had been speculation that the left fielder would be non-tendered as the Padres look for ways to reallocate payroll. Pham could be due to make approximately $8 million in 2021.
Pham, 32, had a down first year in San Diego, batting .211 with 13 runs scored, three home runs, 12 RBI, and six stolen bases while playing in 31 games as he dealt with injuries. However, he is just one season removed from batting .273 with 77 runs scored, 21 home runs, 68 RBI, and 25 stolen bases in 145 games.
Padres OF Tommy Pham recently underwent surgery to repair a torn cartilage structure in his left wrist.
This was an issue that was bothering Pham throughout the season. His grip strength has improved since the surgery, which is certainly important for hitting. The outfielder is set to enter his final year of arbitration if he survives Wednesday's non-tender deadline.
OF Tommy Pham was injured in an altercation Sunday and is in "good condition" after undergoing surgery for a stab wound in his lower back.
Pham received stitches to close the wound and is on the road to recovery. "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," said Pham. The Padres are aware of the situation and released the following statement. “We are aware of the incident last night involving Tommy Pham,” the Padres said in a statement. “He was treated at UC San Diego Health and is currently in good condition. He is expected to make a full recovery. The San Diego Police Department is actively investigating the incident and we will have no further comment at this time.” Pham is expected to make a full recovery and be back to full strength by spring training.