Padres notes: Manfred stops at Petco; Musgrove returns; Suarez throws again

Commissioner Rob Manfred met with his superiors at the quarterly owners’ meetings in New York last week to discuss a range of game issues, from the actual baseball situation to the international design and experiments with toy clocks and robots. minors. Manfred’s plans to reach players in the coming weeks included a stop in Petco Park on Tuesday to meet with all the Padres who want to listen to him.

The players largely decided to keep these discussions in-house, but appreciated the dealings with Manfred after the downtime that led to the postponement of the 2022 season, as well as what appeared to be hostility between the two sides in the negotiations for a new team. negotiated agreement.

Baseball owners locked players when the previous CBA expired in December.

Both sides held substantive working talks just before the throwers and catchers were due to report to the teams in February, so several spring training games were canceled before the parties reached an agreement.

“It’s great that he’s ready to talk to us,” said Relief Craig Stammen, who works with Jake Cronenworth as a Padres union representative. “It’s definitely an olive branch that wasn’t extended before.”

Musgrove returns

The Padres are still waiting for Bob Melvin to return from the COVID minutes, but welcomed Joe Musgrove back to the clubhouse on Tuesday. Right-handed clear before game protocols. He was not activated as he no longer plans to go to the pitch on Wednesday, but he certainly felt he could take the turn if the team wasn’t ready and waiting for Mike Clevinger.

“As soon as possible,” Musgrove said. “I took care of everything I needed when I was out. I did my throwing. I worked out and ran in the gym at home. I felt like I hadn’t really missed a bit and I’m just waiting for a chance.

That chance comes on Thursday, exactly a week after he hit Chicago’s matinee nine over seven balls to improve on the season’s 8-0.

According to Musgrove, the heat at that time was more disturbing than the “cheek or allergy” that had begun to form. The next day he treated the team for worsening symptoms, the test was positive, COVID was given to the injured. from the list and started coming out of it by Sunday.

“I don’t know what makes it run out of my system faster than others,” Musgrove said.

He added: “I kept everything routine, basically the same thing I do here, without actually coming out. I feel good. I feel strong, ready to go.”

Suareze’s progress

Robert Suarez played with Pierce Johnson on the pitch on Tuesday. Suarez took the ball for the first time after the operation on June 9 to remove open obstacles that cause discomfort in the right knee.

Suarez is still without a specific timetable, but expressed optimism at the start of rehabilitation.

“I feel very good,” said Suarez translator Danny Sancheze. “There I felt a little more strength in the rock. … We have not set a specific timetable. As long as there is progress, that is what we are looking for now.


  • Padres struck a coach Michael Brdar is a candidate for the head coach of his alma mater at the University of Michigan. 28-year-old Brdar is making his first season in Padres. He played in Michigan in 2016 and 17, winning his Senior All-Big Ten Award. He worked as a head coach Erik Bakich’s employees in 2019 and 20. Bakich became Clemson’s head coach last week.
  • When Musgrove returns to rotation on Thursday, the RHP Nick Martinez The presence of Clevinger after being on the COVID injured list is available outside the yard. LHP MacKenzie GoreLHP Blake Snell and RHP Yu Darvish They are expected to start in that order after Musgrove makes an opening game against Phillies.

Writer Kevin Acee contributed to this report.

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