Since it's been published at News-Sentinel.com, I can post my Q&A session with the San Diego Padres' Vice President of Scouting and Player Development Grady Fuson.
Fuson was very candid - he answered all of my questions and was detailed in his responses. I talked to him in the clubhouse after Friday night's game.
San Diego Padres front office brass is in town this weekend to watch their Class Low-A affiliate, the Fort Wayne Wizards. Vice President of Scouting and Player Development Grady Fuson is one of those officials. He oversees the club’s scouting department, along with the minor league system, staff and instruction. He also assists Executive Vice President and General Manager Kevin Towers in all areas of baseball operations.
Fuson talked with The News-Sentinel on Friday evening after the Wizards’ 7-2 loss to the Kane County Cougars.
News-Sentinel: Let’s start with (highly-touted pitching prospect Mat) Latos. How’s he doing? How’s he feeling? What’s his status?
Fuson: He’s getting better. Those obliques are not an easy thing to fix. I don’t know that we rushed him back before (the first time he injured the obliques), but obviously he didn’t heal right. We’re taking it extra carefully. Medically he’s coming along. He’s throwing in a simulation game on Saturday.
N-S: Do you think he’ll be back here this year at all?
Fuson: It’s possible.
That's not all. It's quite lengthy to put in one post, so here's the link to the rest of it.
Had I known about Matt Bush's recent kerfuffle, I would've asked for Fuson's comment.