The San Diegan is not going anywhere.
San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove signs a five-year contract extension to remain with his hometown ball club.
The organization confirmed the big news early Monday, which means the El Cajon-native will continue to pitch in front of fellow San Diegans through the 2027 MLB season.
Padres General Manager A.J. Preller confirmed the extension earlier today, emphasizing the importance of Joe's impact on this competitive San Diego roster.
And of course, one cannot forget the fact that Musgrove, hometown player, threw the first ever no-hitter in Padres history, after being the only ball club who hadn't fulfilled such accomplishment in MLB history.
“Joe has consistently performed at a high level over the last two seasons, throwing the first no-hitter in Padres history and becoming an All-Star,” Preller said in a statement. “He personifies a championship-level mindset and elevates the teammates around him. We’re extremely happy to have Joe as part of our core group moving forward as we work to bring a World Series title to San Diego.”
Musgrove's impact goes far beyond what he does in a ball park, as he's gained himself recognition for being incredibly helpful in the community he was born and raised in.
“Since joining the Padres, Joe has excelled as a pitcher, teammate and respected leader in the San Diego community,” Padres Chairman Peter Seidler said in a statement. “I have a great feeling knowing that Joe will be an important and significant part of our organization for many years to come.”
Joe has previously stated how much it means to him to perform at the highest level for the baseball team he grew up watching as a kid. The San Diegan says the more time he spends with this organization, the more he sees the individual-growth which has shaped him into the player he is today.
"When I first came here, just the idea of staying in San Diego was enough for me. Playing in my hometown, with my family here, my friends, to experience all the things I dreamed of as a kid and get to live that out," Musgrove said in an interview last week. "But the longer I've spent here, it's become more about the people that are in the room and the staff and the growth I'm making here. So the clutch of people has made it more appealing than the fact that it's my hometown."