Padres’ Tommy Pham recovers from stabbing outside of strip club


San Diego Padres outfielder Tommy Pham is expected to recover after being stabbed outside a strip club on Sunday night.

Police told the San Diego Union-Tribune that Pham was stabbed around 10:30 p.m. outside the Pacers Showgirls International men’s club in San Diego.

The team said he had undergone surgery to treat stab wounds in his lower back and is currently in “good condition.” Although the knife severed the skin, no organs were damaged.

“I want to thank the incredible medical staff at UC San Diego Health for taking such good care of me last night,” Pham said in a statement released by the team. “I really appreciate the hard work of the (San Diego Police Department) as they continue to search for suspects. Although it has been a very traumatic and eye-opening experience for me, I am on the road to recovery and know I will be back to my offseason training routine in no time.

Pham did not know his attackers. He was said to have left the strip club when he ran into a group of people arguing near his car. Pham was stabbed when he asked the individuals to move away from his car.

No arrests were made.

Pham, 32, came with the St. Louis Cardinals, spent 2019 with the Tampa Bay Rays and was traded to the Padres last December.

He missed much of 2020 with a broken hammate bone. In 31 games, he reached .211 (.624 OPS) with three homers and six stolen goals.

The Padres were swept away by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Divisional Series last week.

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