San Diego Padres third base coach Matt Williams is out.
Local media such as ‘MLB.com’ quoted coach Bob Melvin on the 30th (Korean time) and reported that Coach Williams would be away for colon cancer treatment.
Coach Williams plans to leave the team and focus on treatment after the team’s home opener one day later. He will have surgery on Friday local time. 메이저놀이터
He said in an interview with the local media that he did not feel any special symptoms, and that there was no cancer cell metastasis as a result of the examination.
It’s not a serious condition, but it’s a condition that can’t guarantee the time of return at this time. Mike Schilt, who previously served as third base coach when Williams was away due to other health issues, will take over as third base coach.
Williams, who played as a third baseman during his active career, turned into a leader after his retirement. In 2014, he led the Washington Nationals to 96 wins and was named National League Manager of the Year.
He also coached the KIA Tigers in the KBO League for two years from 2020. After resigning from the KIA coach, he returned to the United States and joined the San Diego coaching staff.
Melvin, who worked with him since his days as Oakland Athletics manager, described Williams as “one of the strongest people I’ve ever met in baseball.”
He then sent a message of support for his colleague, saying, “He will work hard for his life and I know he will overcome it.”