• Mon. Oct 3rd, 2022

Padres supervisor Melvin to have prostate surgical procedure

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres supervisor Bob Melvin says he’ll have prostate surgical procedure Wednesday and hopes he misses solely a part of a forthcoming highway journey.

Melvin mentioned he doesn’t assume he has most cancers, “however they received’t know till they get in there.” He was in road garments throughout his pregame session with the media earlier than Tuesday evening’s recreation in opposition to the Chicago Cubs.

Melvin, who was employed away from Oakland on Nov. 1, mentioned he’s been feeling numerous signs for the reason that group returned from a highway journey final Wednesday evening.

He has been bothered by what the group referred to as a gastrointestinal problem. He was on the ballpark final Thursday evening however didn’t handle in a 2-1 win in opposition to Miami. He was changed by bench coach Ryan Christenson.

On Monday night, the Padres mentioned Melvin may miss a number of video games within the coming days, together with a sequence opener in opposition to the Cubs. A number of hours later, they mentioned Melvin was feeling a little bit higher and determined to handle the sport, a 6-0 loss. Melvin wasn’t feeling nicely sufficient to do the post-game information convention, so third base coach Matt Williams dealt with it. The group introduced that Christenson, who would have been interim supervisor if Melvin couldn’t have managed, entered COVID protocols.

Christenson was to handle Tuesday evening’s recreation if he cleared protocol in time, after which handle in Melvin’s absence.

“Hopefully Ryan’s again right now, too,” Melvin mentioned. “I’m unsure what right now’s going to appear to be, however on the highway, sure. Our workers is nice. They’ll most likely do a greater job than I might.”

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The Cubs sequence ends Wednesday afternoon and the Padres start a three-city, nine-game highway journey that begins Friday and ends Could 22. Melvin mentioned he hopes to overlook solely the primary six video games, in Philadelphia and Atlanta. The journey concludes with three video games in San Francisco.

“I’ll watch and we’ll most likely have talks day-after-day about lineups and such,” Melvin mentioned. “I hope it’s solely Atlanta and Philadelphia, but when it’s your entire highway journey, it’s your entire highway journey.”