San Diego Padres injury news: Seth Lugo, Manny Machado
By Kevin Henry
Let's dive into some of the latest injury news regarding the San Diego Padres, including an update on Manny Machado and Seth Lugo missing time because of a moment in Tuesday night's loss to the Kansas City Royals.
San Diego Padres injury update: Manny Machado
One day after being hit in the hand by Kansas City's Brad Keller, Machado was not in the lineup Tuesday night at Petco Park. Padres manager Bob Melvin indicated that the injury "doesn't look to be anything serious," so that's a good sign. Melvin also indicated that, with the day game against the Royals on Wednesday before an off day on Thursday, Machado may get some additional time to rest and heal before a home weekend series with the Boston Red Sox kicks off on Friday.
You can hear Melvin's thoughts on Machado and more below.
UPDATE: For the latest Machado news, with an update from Wednesday, please click here
San Diego Padres injury news: Seth Lugo
Speaking of the off day, the timing couldn't be better for the Padres rotation as Seth Lugo left his start on Tuesday night with a strained calf after throwing just two innings. Lugo strained his calf, which Melvin later called a mild strain, while covering first base on a play to end the second inning. That would be the end of his night, and one that was not productive as the 33-year-old right-hander gave up five runs on four hits in his two frames of work, pushing his ERA for the season to 4.10.
The Padres have a day off on Thursday and the following Monday, meaning that if Lugo would have to miss his next start as Melvin indicated might be possible, San Diego could work around his absence. If the Padres need to fill in for Lugo, Ryan Weathers could easily slide back into the rotation as he did to start the season in the absence of Joe Musgrove.