The Padres on Monday announced Pham and catcher Francisco Mejia (bruised left thumb) have both been placed on the 10-day injured list. In confirming Pham's injury during an interview Monday morning with MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, Padres manager Jayce Tingler said the expected recovery timeline for the injury is 4-6 weeks.
Tingler said the Padres are holding out hope, however, that Pham can return ahead of schedule, citing his toughness and "pain tolerance."
"Knowing Tommy, knowing his pain tolerance, I think we're hoping -- is there a chance that that gets sped up a week, two weeks -- somewhere in there just, knowing who Tommy is," Tingler said. "Is there a chance, towards the end of the year where hopefully if we're in the playoffs, to give us a shot."
Pham suffered the injury on an awkward swing in the ninth inning on Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
"We knew it was not gonna be good when Tommy's coming out of the game with the game on the line," Tingler said. "You're kinda expecting the worst."
Infielder Ty France and catcher Luis Torrens were recalled in corresponding moves.