Description: San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal (knee) is not ready to step behind the plate anytime soon, according to the Union-Tribune.
Insight: Grandal had surgery last summer to repair damage to his right ACL and MCL. His side-to-side blocking and stamina have not progressed enough to catch a Cactus League game in the immediate future. The team may still have him ready for Opening Day.
7/8/2013 9:25:00 PM
Description: San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal will be sidelined for 9-to-12 months after his surgery. SOURCE: Jamal Collier, MLB.com
Insight: Grandal's knee gave out on a play at the plate Saturday against Washington, causing damage to his right ACL and MCL. He'll likely miss the first half of next season.
7/7/2013 9:46:00 AM
Description: The Padres will place catcher Yasmani Grandal on the disabled list on Sunday. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: He suffered ligament damage in his knee after colliding with Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon on a play at the plate on Saturday. Rene Rivera will be called up from Triple-A Tucson to take Grandal's spot on the active roster. Expect to see a lot of Nick Hundley behind the plate for San Diego in the next few weeks.
7/6/2013 9:37:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal did damage to his right ACL and MCL on Saturday. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: There's a decent chance that Grandal has played his final game of the season. Nick Hundley (.242, 5 HR, 18 RBI) will get most of the reps at catcher while Grandal is sidelined.
7/6/2013 7:24:00 PM
Description: San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal sprained his right knee Saturday in a loss to Washington. SOURCE: Corey Brock, MLB.com
Insight: Grandal (.216, 1 HR, 9 RBI) has been splitting playing time behind the plate with Nick Hundley. This injury will probably require a visit to the disabled list.
6/16/2013 9:37:00 AM
Description: Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer Saturday versus Arizona.
Insight: It's his first homer of the season. Grandal is just 9-for-47 (.191) in 14 games since finishing his 50-game suspension, but he does have a 7/8 K/BB. The 24-year-old hit .297 with an .863 OPS in 192 at-bats last season.
5/28/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: After serving a 50-game suspension, Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal is eligible to play on Tuesday against Seattle.
Insight: Grandal hit .306 in 36 at-bats at Triple-A Tucson and should eventually take over full-time catching duties. The 24-year-old hit .297 in 192 at-bats last season with an .863 OPS. If you are in need of catching help, he's your guy.
8/14/2012 6:22:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal (oblique) is expected to start a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Lake Elsinore, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com.
Insight: Grandal hit .312 with five homers in his first 24 games at the big league level, but he injured himself taking a hard swing at the end of July. He may be able to return to the Padres lineup by this weekend.
8/5/2012 3:36:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal (oblique) could begin swinging a bat Monday, according to Jeff Sanders of the North County Times.
Insight: Grandal hit .312 with five homers in his first 24 games at the big league level, but he injured himself taking a hard swing at the end of July. He's eligible to return in mid-August, but we'll have to see how he feels after swinging a bat for the first time since the injury.
7/30/2012 10:52:00 PM
Description: Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal left Monday's game after taking a hard swing, according to the Sacramento Bee. The team announced the backstop has an oblique strain.
Insight: Grandal has quietly provided excellent fantasy numbers in his first 23 big league games, hitting .312 with five homers and 15 RBIs, but the injury will likely cause the rookie to miss some time.
7/5/2012 10:09:00 AM
Description: Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer Wednesday against Arizona.
Insight: Since he was recalled on June 30, Grandal has six hits, four of which are home runs. The 23-year-old is someone to target in all fantasy formats, even though the power likely won't last -- Grandal had just six home runs in 194 at-bats with Triple-A Tucson this season.
6/1/2012 6:20:00 PM
Description: The Padres have called up catching prospect Yasmani Grandal, the No. 63 overall prospect on MLB.com's top 100 list.
Insight: Grandal, the Padres No. 3 prospect, was hitting .317 with four homers in 120 at-bats for Triple-A Tucson this season. With only Nick Hundley (.169/.234/.282) standing in his way, Grandal should get plenty of playing time.
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