Los Angeles Times

Padres pitcher Musgrove breaks big toe

- Staff and wire reports

San Diego All-Star pitcher Joe Musgrove will be sidelined for at least two weeks after breaking his left big toe in a weight room accident, putting in question his ability to be ready for the start of the season.

Musgrove was hurt Monday, Padres manager Bob Melvin said, when the starting pitcher dropped a kettlebell, a weight with a handle attached, on his left foot.

“It is tough to forecast when you’re talking about a broken toe. It will be about how it heals and certainly if it is a pain tolerance thing, Joe would be one of those guys who would be [back] sooner than later,” Melvin said Tuesday.

Once Musgrove is cleared to throw, he will have to build up arm strength and endurance.

A 30-year-old righthande­r, Musgrove was 10-7 with a 2.93 earned-run average last season and is starting a $100-million, five-year contract.

Yu Darvish and Nick Martinez become the most likely candidates to start the opener against Colorado on March 30.

Machado, Padres finalize deal

All-Star slugger Manny Machado and the Padres finalized a $350-million, 11year contract, the fourthlarg­est in baseball history. The deal will keep Machado with the Padres through 2033 and is the latest contract handed out by bigspendin­g owner Peter Seidler.

Machado, who has helped turn the Padres into a World Series contender, finished second in the National League most-valuable-player race last year. He’ll anchor a star-laden lineup that includes Xander Bogaerts, Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis Jr., who can return April 20 from an 80game suspension for performanc­e-enhancing drugs.

Reds beat Dodgers

Noah Syndergaar­d and Julio Urias did well in their spring debuts in the Dodgers’ 7-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Camelback Ranch. Syndergaar­d completed two scoreless innings, giving up just one hit while striking out two. Urias pitched 2 2⁄3 innings with four strikeouts.

— Jack Harris


Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow is expected to miss six to eight weeks because of a left oblique strain.

The 29-year-old righthande­r was hurt while throwing batting practice Monday. He rejoined the Rays rotation last September after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

Tampa Bay said an MRI detected a Grade 2 strain.

The Rays’ opening day starter two years ago, Glasnow had Tommy John surgery on Aug. 4, 2021. He went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts in 2021.

Glasnow signed a $30.35million, two-year contract. He gets $5.35 million this season and $25 million in 2024, when he would have been eligible for free agency.

An oblique injury that will keep Japanese outfielder Seiya Suzuki out of the World Baseball Classic also jeopardize­s his status for opening day with the Chicago Cubs. Manager David Ross said Suzuki suffered a “moderate” strain to his left oblique during batting practice over the weekend.

No umps, no sweat

Umpires left the field after Baltimore’s Josh Lester grounded out to end the top of the ninth inning with the Orioles trailing 7-4, officially ending the game in Florida. But the teams went ahead and played the bottom of the ninth, with Orioles catcher Maverick Handley, a nonroster invitee who has never played about the double-A level, calling the balls and strikes.

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