UPDATE May 11, 2022: On Wednesday, the San Diego Padres medical team posted on social media an update on manager Bob Melvin.
"Bob Melvin had successful prostate surgery at UC San Diego Health this morning and is expected to make a full recovery," the team said in a tweet.
Update from the #Padres medical team: Bob Melvin had successful prostate surgery at UC San Diego Health this morning and is expected to make a full recovery.— San Diego Padres (@Padres) May 11, 2022
Get well soon, BoMel! Can't wait to have you back in the dugout soon! pic.twitter.com/u5VG21viHS
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin says he’ll have prostate surgery and hopes he misses only part of a forthcoming road trip.
Melvin says he doesn’t think he has cancer, but doctors won't know until the surgery. Melvin was in street clothes during his pregame session with the media on Tuesday.
Melvin says he’s been feeling various symptoms since the team returned from a road trip last Wednesday night. He has been bothered by what the team called a gastrointestinal issue.
He was at the ballpark last Thursday night but did not manage in a 2-1 win against Miami. Bench coach Ryan Christenson will be interim manager.
Wishing a speedy recovery for Bob Melvin. Fortunately, managerial experience is something the Padres have in abundance, with Matt Williams on the coaching staff, and Mike Shildt and Bryan Price both serving roles in the organization as well.— Ben Higgins (@BenHigginsSD) May 10, 2022