Padres GM suspended as MLB investigates handling of medical records
San Diego Padres general manager AJ Preller has been suspended 30 days as Major League Baseball investigates the franchise's handling of player medical records and his role in the trading of Drew Pomeranz to the Boston Red Sox.
The Padres allegedly instructed their trainers to keep two different sets of medical records for their players, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. One set would be for the Padres while another set would be for opposing teams as trade talks are explored. After the team's trade with Boston, the Red Sox became aware of some of the preventive measures taken with Pomeranz.
The Padres also traded Colin Rea to the Miami Marlins and he injured his elbow in his Marlins debut.
Preller has previously been suspended for violating MLB's international signing rules when he worked with the Texas Rangers. He was also disciplined for hosting an unsanctioned workout for the Padres.
MLB has not announced any penalty for the Padres.