Peter Seidler, the owner of the Padres, underwent a medical procedure and will not be present at the ballpark for the remainder of the season.

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres owner Peter Seidler underwent an unspecified medical procedure last month and “am now on the road to recovery,” he said in a statement posted Monday morning on the team’s account on X, formerly known as Twitter.

At the request of the family, the team did not disclose any additional information about Seidler, who has successfully battled cancer twice.

Seidler expressed gratitude for the medical treatment and the loving encouragement from his family. While unable to attend the remaining games this season, he is eagerly watching them all and eagerly anticipates joining together again in 2024 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their beloved ballpark.

Seidler is a third-generation member of the O’Malley family that used to own the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was part of a group that purchased the Padres in 2012 and bought out Ron Fowler’s majority stake in November 2020.

Seidler approved the Padres’ decision to increase their payroll to approximately $250 million, making it the third-highest in the MLB. This came after their impressive performance in reaching the NL Championship Series last year. They secured Xander Bogaerts, a free agent shortstop, with an 11-year contract worth $280 million. Additionally, they offered Manny Machado, the third baseman, a $350 million, 11-year deal, despite his initial plan to utilize the opt-out clause in his previous contract after this season.

The Padres, who have a lineup full of superstar players like Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis Jr., have been a big letdown this season. Despite having high hopes of making it to the World Series, they currently have a record that is six games below .500 and are six games behind in the race for the NL’s third wild card spot, with five games remaining. They have had a losing record since mid-May. It wasn’t until Sunday that they finally won four consecutive games, making them the last team in the league to do so this year.

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