SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after breaking a bone in his left hand during the team’s loss at Arizona Sunday.
Padres skipper Jayce Tingler confirmed Pham’s injury during an appearance Monday on MLB Network Radio.
The injury happened during Pham’s ninth inning at-bat in Sunday’s game. The left fielder/DH fouled off a pitch and then immediately shook his left hand in apparent pain.
Following a visit from the trainer, Pham exited the game, forcing the Padres to put Greg Garcia in to finish the at-bat in the eventual 5-4 loss. The Friars' loss was their fifth in a row.
At the time of his injury, Pham was the tied for the MLB lead in stolen bases with six and among the league leaders in walks. Pham was batting .207 with two home runs and nine RBI in 23 games played.
Pham’s stint on the injured list opens up playing time in left field for Edward Olivares, Josh Naylor, Jurickson Profar, and Jorge Mateo.