San Diego Padres news: Tatis keeps raking, Musgrove nears return, Cronenworth's ice cream choice

San Diego Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. plays with the El Paso Chihuahuas during his rehab
San Diego Padres superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. plays with the El Paso Chihuahuas during his rehab / Omar Ornelas/ El Paso Times / USA TODAY

There is plenty to talk about with the San Diego Padres, so let's take a look at some of the latest news and notes around the franchise.

San Diego Padres news: Fernando Tatis Jr. just keep raking in El Paso

Padres fans are salivating with the thought of Tatis returning from his PED suspension and giving the San Diego lineup yet another weapon. After seeing what Tatis has been doing in Triple-A El Paso, the clock can't tick fast enough and get to April 20, the day Tatis can tentatively return to the Padres.

While it's great to see Tatis hitting long balls in El Paso, Padres fans can also rejoice that his latest bombs have come off pitchers from the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies (Albuquerque).

San Diego Padres news: Joe Musgrove's final step before return?

According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Telegraph, Musgrove will make what could well be his final rehab start with the Low-A Lake Elsinore Storm on Sunday. That start follows an eventful outing in El Paso where Musgrove logged 4.1 innings but also needed a cortisone shot after suffering a shoulder injury while attempting to field a ball.

However, despite the rehab hiccup in El Paso, Musgrove should be on his way back to the Padres rotation finally after fracturing his toe in a weight accident during spring training.

San Diego Padres news: Jake Cronenworth dishes on ice cream

Okay, maybe it isn't breaking news, but did you know what kind of ice cream Cronenworth would choose out of the freezer above all others? Thanks to the wonder that is the big screen at Petco Park, we now know the answer.

Cookies and cream? Another Cronenworth victory on a day where he had plenty to celebrate with a career-high pair of homers and six RBI in the win over Milwaukee.