Oakland A’s podcast with Jerry Feitleberg: Former A’s manager Melvin to have prostate surgery; Had symptoms that led to discovery

Former Oakland A’s manager and current San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin as seen here in the Padres dugout on May 1, 2022 against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh will undergo prostate surgery and miss the Padres upcoming nine game road trip (AP file photo)

On the A’s podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Jerry former Oakland A’s manager and current San Diego Padres manager Bob Melvin will have prostate surgery. Melvin said that he won’t know if it’s cancerous until after the surgery. Jerry could you please explain for he listeners what the procedure of having this kind of surgery is like and if the Padres should be very concerned at this point?

#2 Melvin said he will not be traveling with the Padres this Friday as the team embarks on a nine game road trip and Padres coach Ryan Christianson will be taking over the managing duties how much does something like this weigh on a ball club like the Padres?

#3 Melvin has a lot of friends from his many years with the Oakland A’s and former A’s broadcaster Ray Fosse passed away from having cancer. Melvin’s surgery has really hit home with a lot of people who worked with BoMel in the A’s organization and hope for good news after the surgery.

#4 A’s pitcher Frankie Montas who pitched in Tuesday’s front game of the doubleheader in Detroit and lost surrendering four runs and six hits on 6.1 innings said that outside of the Tigers Jon Schoop’s home run there was not much hard contact against him.

#5 Pitching match ups for today’s fifth and final game at Detroit’s Comerica Park for the A’s RHP James Kaprielian (0-2 ERA 5,87) and for the Tigers Beau Brieske (0-2 ERA 4.20) first pitch is at 10:10 AM PDT.

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