San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin praised Fernando Tatis Jr., who returned from suspension, as handling the situation well.
In an interview ahead of an away game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on the 13th (hereafter Korean time), Melvin said of Tatis, “I am coping well.”
Tatis was suspended for 80 games in August last year after being caught taking the banned drug Clestebol, and returned in April.
Tatis responds to fans’ booing during a road trip to Chicago. Photo =ⓒAFPBBNews = News1
Like any drug busted player, he gets booed on every trip he goes. He is a right fielder whose defensive position is perfect for receiving boos. On the last outing in Chicago, Chicago fans even danced to slogans mocking him.
“When we come here (Dodger Stadium), we get booed anyway,” Melvin said, noting that Tatis being booed was nothing new. “I’ll just focus on baseball,” Melvin said.
He, who spoke out in a strong voice demanding the players to step up in the Minnesota away game the day before, said, “There is nothing that is quickly fixed in this game. As we go through the season, there are times when we need these things at some point, and I thought it was the right time. We need to show our focus throughout 9 innings. We need to show a steady appearance throughout the game,” he urged the players to do their best once again.
He also explained the situation of injured players. Darvish Yu, who complained of problems with his triceps on the pitch the day before, said, “Today is said to be very good. It will become clear tomorrow when he will make his next appearance.” He warned that he would not miss the selection.
The biggest injury news is catcher Luis Campusano’s surgery. “He underwent surgery to repair ligaments in his thumb. The swing is fine, but the catch is not good. He is expected to take eight weeks to recover.”
He also announced some changes to the starting rotation. Ryan Weathers is called up for the final game of the series on the 15th and is scheduled to start. The rest of the starters get extra rest. “The extra rest has worked well for us,” said Melvin, predicting the move would help.온라인카지노
Meanwhile, San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. (right fielder) Jake Cronenworth (second baseman) Manny Machado (third baseman) Juan Soto (left fielder) Xander Bogaerts (designated hitter) Matt Carpenter (first baseman) Kim Ha-seong (shortstop) Trent Grisham ( Center fielder) Brett Sullivan (catcher) announced the lineup. Blake Snell will start and his opponent will start against Dustin May.