The San Diego Padres say no cancer was found when manager Bob Melvin underwent prostate surgery on Wednesday.
Melvin, 60, was recovering at home on Friday after being released from the hospital, the team said.
Melvin said Tuesday that he didn’t think he had cancer, but that doctors wouldn’t know until surgery. He said he expected to miss only the first six games of the team’s upcoming nine-game road trip, which begins Friday night in Atlanta and continues in Philadelphia and San Francisco.
Bench coach Ryan Christenson is serving as interim manager during Melvin’s absence. He was Melvin’s bench coach the last four seasons in Oakland. Melvin was signed from the A’s on Nov. 1 and is in his 19th season as a major league manager.
Melvin said he had been experiencing various symptoms since the team returned from a road trip that ended on May 4. He missed a game the next night because of what the team said was a gastrointestinal problem.
The Padres also said Friday that third base coach Matt Williams remained on the COVID-19 protocol and looked forward to meeting with the team in Philadelphia for a series that begins Tuesday night. First base coach David Macias moved to third base and Morgan Burkhart ran first base just as they did in Wednesday’s home loss to the Cubs.
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