San Diego Padres Co-Ace Out Indefinitely With Fractured Toe


Working in the weight room for any ballplayer is a key component to staying in peak physical condition. That's what makes a weight-room injury even more frustrating. The San Diego Padres will have to make do without co-ace Joe Musgrove for some time after one of those unfortunate incidents.

Musgrove suffered a fractured toe in a weight room mishap yesterday. He is out indefinitely, though we should get more details on a prognosis in the days to come.  

Manager Bob Melvin told reporters that Musgrove dropped a kettlebell on his toe. He won't be able to throw for at least two weeks. 

The 30-year-old All-Star went 10-7 with a 2.93 ERA and a 184:42 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 181 innings with a 1.08 WHIP. His absence will be a big blow to the Padres. He had made at least 30 starts in each of his two seasons with the Friars.

The San Diego native signed a 5-year, $100M extension with the Padres last season.