Padres Notes: Injury Updates, Trade Rumors, and Putting Luis Arraez's Talent in Perspective

Jun 6, 2024; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres right fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. (23) scores during the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Denis Poroy-USA TODAY Sports at Petco Park.
Jun 6, 2024; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres right fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. (23) scores during the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Denis Poroy-USA TODAY Sports at Petco Park. / Denis Poroy-USA TODAY Sports
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Manny Machado wasn't in starting lineup for the opener of the Padres' four-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but the injured star did make a pinch-hit appearance late in the game. It didn't matter. The Padres lost, 4-3, extending their losing streak to five games.

Machado's injury isn't the only one the Padres have to worry about. Here's all the latest headlines you might have missed:

Potential Surgery for Padres' Pitcher

All-Star Joe Musgrove might need surgery following a diagnosis of a bone spur and bone bruise in his elbow, after receiving MRI results that led to PRP and cortisone injections.

Fernando Tatis Jr.'s Surprise Hit Streak

A Padres player surprisingly holds the longest active hit streak in the major leagues, highlighting a resurgent performance at the plate. Fernando Tatis Jr. extended it to 12 on Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Pitcher Takes Accountability for Sweep

Following a sweep by the Angels, Padres pitcher Dylan Cease openly accepted responsibility for the team's defeat despite his commendable individual performance.

Padres Eye Top AL Pitcher

With the trade deadline approaching, the Padres are reportedly targeting a high-caliber starting pitcher from the struggling Chicago White Sox. Garrett Crochet wouldn't be the first Southside starter the Padres get this year.

Luis Arraez's Wild Claim to Baseball History

Padres star Luis Arraez's hitting ability not only makes him a key asset for the Padres, it also places him in elite company in the major leagues' historical record book. One insane stat puts his talent in perspective.


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J.P. HOORNSTRA

J.P. Hoornstra writes and edits Major League Baseball content for Halos Today and Inside the Padres, and is the author of 'The 50 Greatest Dodger Games Of All Time.' He once recorded a keyboard solo on the same album as two of the original Doors.