Tommy Pham effectively passed a series of physicals this weekend, but the Padres’ trade for the outfielder remains in limbo due to the team’s lingering concerns over the health of his elbow.
“We’re still working through some final details but hope to have some clarity on that in the next 24 hours,” General Manager A.J. Preller said. “… When we made the trade, we made the trade with the players involved. I don’t expect anything to change between now and the time we move forward. But we just have to finish the process up.”
The acquisition of Pham and minor league infielder/pitcher Jake Cronenworth from the Tampa Bay Rays, in exchange for outfielder Hunter Renfroe, minor league infielder Xavier Edwards and a player to be named later, was agreed upon in principle Thursday night.