External San Diego Padres player Tommy Pham is recovering from being stabbed Sunday night, authorities said.
Pham was stabbed shortly after 10:30 p.m. in front of the Pacers Showgirls International Gentlemen’s Club, police lieutenant Sean Takeuchi told the San Diego Union-Tribune.
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Pham apparently does not know the attackers, who remain at large, he said.
“Although it was a very traumatic and eye-opening experience for me, I am on my way to recovery and I know I will be back to my off-season training in no time,” Pham said in a statement issued by the team.
Two people who said they had spoken to Pham told the Union-Tribune that Pham was leaving and saw an argument near his car. One man told the newspaper that Pham had been attacked after asking the disputants to get out of his car.
Pham was stabbed in the lower back and the wound pierced all three layers of skin, but did not damage any organs, Padres said in a statement. The team said he is in good condition and is expected to fully recover.
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Pham, 32, was traded with the Padres last year after six seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays and the St. Louis Cardinals.
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