The Padres announced today that outfielder Tommy Pham has tested positive for the coronavirus, as AJ Cassavell of MLB.com was among those to cover on Twitter. Pham authorized release of his personal medical information. Fortunately, he’s said to be asymptomatic at the moment.
Pham, 32, has yet to suit up for a regular season game with the Padres. He was a key offseason acquisition for the San Diego organization, which is hopeful that Pham will continue to perform like the under-the-radar star he has been in recent years.
It’s good that the Padres were able to catch Pham’s condition before he entered the clubhouse and came into direct contact with all his teammates. He’ll be quarantined for the time being to avoid any possibility of transmission.
Hopefully, Pham will continue to experience no or limited symptoms. But in order to get into Summer Camp and get ready for the season, he’ll have to register negative for COVID-19 in two consecutive tests. That could well delay his availability for the coming season.
The Friars are also awaiting the arrival of closer Kirby Yates, another key piece of the picture in 2020. He is said to be dealing with a “non-COVID-related family issue,” but the expectation is that he’ll be able to get to work in the coming days.
Hey well buddy, we need you for the playoff push hopefully.
Its not 2025 yet. Plenty of time
How bout them angels when does their playoff run start… ?
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Angels apparently are shooting for 2025 as well with the rosters they build around Trout.
Padres are picked to make the wild card this year, what about the Angels? if trout doesn’t play no chance.
Like the Angels with one SP this year look up to Texas, Angels picked to finish third LOL
He’ll miss all of ST and probably the first two weeks of the season not good news, do we bring in Puig? as DH
Best wishes to him and his pham
The like button doesn’t fully capture just how much I enjoyed this comment.
Well done and still sympathetic
Get well Tommy!
MLBTR would like to send our heartfelt condolences to Tommy’s Family and teammates on his positive test result .
I thought that each player with a positive result would remain anonymous?
They can choose to remain anonymous. It’s stated in the article that Pham gave the team consent to release the news.
If you play for The Pads you are anonymous
Just like the Angels are when you compare them to the Dodgers.
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You wanna play for the Angels? They’ll pay you 200+ mill to help Mike Trout miss the playoffs, again.
Hey RumpPullee: You wanna play for the title of Bridesmaid? Play for the Dodgers. They’ve paid out $4.7 Billion from 1989 through today to get to the playoffs often yet manage to miss out on a WS title. They’re Baldy’s reincarnation of his equally choker Atlanta girls. $300,000,000 per year since 2014 and still can’t buy WS love. That’s what you call losers. Angels will win a WS decades before the Doyers do.
Hey rabid: Your Dodger have NOT had a WS winner since 1888.
They should just cancel the season
White blood cells.
The weak-minded are the first to turn to the Orange Orangutan from the jungles of Sumatra as grand poobah.
Do you even understand what “herd immunity” means and how it works? Because it doesn’t sound like you do.
Every player that is positive is asymptomatic. Lol
Not requiring hospitalization and asymptotic are two different things.
Don’t understand the point of your post… The article says he’s asymptomatic, which is what I said.
What then would you call it? daaa
Hopefully, he recovers fast and tests negative in a couple weeks.
If they didn’t test him in the first place he wouldn’t be positive now, would he?
I blame Padres2019ha
Word. You been on my veena for a minute now. Never seen your profile before til recently. I assume you have several profiles or have been banned previously. WCR or RR I presume
I have been on your weird Indian guitar for a minute now? That makes no sense but then again you never do.
It’s going to be interesting to see how the players treat ‘recovered’ teammates who tested positive and have subsequently beaten the virus and are allowed back on the field. There are so many unknowns about this disease; there are even reports of people in Asia who have supposedly caught it twice. We’ll just have to see if teammates welcome him back with open arms or if he (and others) are treated like a leper.
Wishing Tommy a quick and healthy recovery!
that would be pretty terrible and stupid of them
It’s pretty much common knowledge that a positive test means a two week quarantine “in the real world”. Does this also hold true in baseball THEN test negative twice?
Tommy will have at least a two week to three week hold back, missing all of ST, not good. He is the guy we are counting on to get on base. DO we go after Puig now?
Only a matter of time until Trout gets sick…
Hes healthy. Why would he get sick?
I mean does “spring training” really even matter at this point? You know Pham is throwing and getting cage time away from the team. I don’t see a guy like Pham missing games over this minor setback
Was he the one that was complaining about the season being postponed and him loosing out on money? Genuinely curious I thought I read something about that but I might be wrong
It was true washed under the rug by local hacks who only write about vanilla topics