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Friday, May 20, 2022

Chris Paddack’s medical red flag killed Mets-Padres deal

Now it can be told. The Mets-Padres deal was canceled after Mets doctors raised a red flag over right-hander Chris Paddack’s medicals. They look correct now, as Paddack had Tommy John surgery Wednesday and will be out for the Twins until next year.

The original proposed deal had Paddack, Eric Hosmer and reliever Emilio Pagan going to the Mets for Dom Smith, and enough money going to the Mets where it was a $25 million hit for them to cover the four years remaining on Hosmer’s deal. Mets people decided that if Paddack had to miss more than a year, it wasn’t worth it. Though Hosmer is killing it for the Padres (.336), the Mets’ plan was to deal Hosmer in a second trade that was being discussed simultaneously, anyway.

That makes sense the Mets were planning to deal Hosmer, as Pete Alonso prefers not to DH much. … Jacob deGrom best case scenario is likely July now. The Mets aren’t giving out any more timetables, however. … The Padres tried to trade Dinelson Lamet before optioning him, but though the former Cy Young vote-getter was throwing 97 mph, an inconsistent slider was hurting results. Still, there should be takers on a buy-low deal. … Fernando Tatis Jr. is projected back in late June. … The Mets’ quiet concern remains the bullpen. The aptly named Colin Holderman, just called up, will get the first crack, before they contemplate trade options.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 20, 2022 at 10:08 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: May 20, 2022 at 11:02 AM (#6077627)
Can players waive their HIPAA rights to MLB? Wouldn't seem that the CBA could negotiate those away. I would never let anyone other than my doctor, see my files. Aside from it being no one's business it could have a massive impact on your earnings. I wouldn't let my team doc see my files for that matter - they are terribly conflicted and don't have the player's well being as their only interest.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 20, 2022 at 11:27 AM (#6077633)
Can players waive their HIPAA rights to MLB? Wouldn't seem that the CBA could negotiate those away.

I'm pretty sure they do. You can waive your HIPAA rights, like when you apply for insurance. I don't see any reason you couldn't waive them contractually. Jobs that require drug testing (pilots, train engineers, etc.) involve waiving those rights.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 20, 2022 at 11:31 AM (#6077634)
The Uniform Player Contract states:

A Player shall provide his Club with reasonable advance notice of any treatment conducted by a health care provider in connection with a disability directly resulting from an injury sustained in the course and within the scope of his employment (including an elective procedure) (collectively referred to as a “Work-Related Injury”), unless such health care provider is affiliated with the Club. Any treatment a Player receives for a WorkRelated Injury by a health care provider who is not affiliated with the Club must be authorized by the Club in advance of the treatment in accordance with Regulation 2 of the UPC. If such treatment involves a surgery or invasive procedure, such authorization must be in writing.

A Player is not required to provide his Club with notice of a consultation or evaluation of a Work-Related Injury by a health care provider who is not affiliated with the Club provided that the Player: (i) receives no treatment in connection with the consultation or evaluation; (ii) does not submit to an invasive test or procedure; and (iii) is not invoking his right to a Second Medical Opinion under Section D of this Article. In addition, if such an evaluation or consultation was not authorized by the Club, the Club will not be responsible under Regulation 2 of the UPC for any expenses incurred by the Player in connection with it.
   4. Darren Posted: May 20, 2022 at 12:24 PM (#6077640)
The interesting thing to see here is how much the Padres were willing to pay down Hosmer's deal. Looks like they were willing to pick up more than half but not interested in including prospects to make it happen. A healthy Paddack + a discounted Hosmer would have been a nice package for Smith. I wonder where Hosmer would have been headed.
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 20, 2022 at 01:08 PM (#6077645)
Whichever doctor red flagged Paddack, they should start having him or her be the one to examine the Mets pitchers.
   6. Itchy Row Posted: May 20, 2022 at 01:35 PM (#6077649)
Whichever doctor red flagged Paddack, they should start having him or her be the one to examine the Mets pitchers.
They've just been having Lenny Dykstra examine them, and now you want to upgrade to a doctor?
   7. Cris E Posted: May 20, 2022 at 01:40 PM (#6077651)
A healthy Paddack + a discounted Hosmer would have been a nice package for Smith.

Which of course wasn't the deal because everyone on earth was waiting for his arm to explode. That's why Pagan was involved, and honestly he hasn't been too bad for MN (so far.) I mean he's allowed 6 hits, 14 K and 10 BB with a totally-sustainable 1.8 ERA in his first 9.2 innings, so kind of eventful so far. (Who am I kidding: he's a heart attack every time he takes the ball.)
   8. Karl from NY Posted: May 20, 2022 at 04:25 PM (#6077679)
Yes, you can always choose to disclose information that would be covered under HIPAA if you want to. HIPAA just prevents a medical provider from disclosing your data without your consent. You can disclose that data yourself, or give consent for the medical provider to do it. It's also perfectly permissible for an employer to say "disclose this or we won't hire you."

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