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Yasmani Grandal | Catcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Yasmani Grandal homered and had four RBI, and the Padres beat the Diamondbacks 7-4 on Sunday.
Grandal drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning before swatting a three-run homer in the fifth. The home run was his 11th of the season. Despite the occasional power, it's been a forgettable year for the 25-year-old, who is hitting .204/.302/.376. Aug 24 - 9:22 PM

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Yasmani Grandal smacked a pinch-hit solo homer Friday against the Cardinals.

Grandal went deep on back-to-back days from July 19-20, but he was hitting just .174 (8-for-46) with zero homers over his last 18 games coming into Friday's action. The 25-year-old backstop is batting .209/.310/.379 with 10 homers and 27 RBI over 91 games this season.
Aug 16 - 1:05 AM

Yasmani Grandal went 0-for-1 with a walk in his return to action Saturday.

Grandal hasn't started since Wednesday due to fluid buildup in his surgically-repaired right knee, but the Padres don't think it's a long-term issue. He's expected to sit out again Sunday but should be back in the lineup shortly.
Aug 3 - 4:51 AM

Yasmani Grandal was scratched from Thursday's lineup because of fluid buildup in his surgically-repaired right knee.

It's a bit of a red flag, but Padres manager Bud Black insists that Grandal will be fine. Consider the catcher day-to-day.
Jul 31 - 6:55 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth homer Saturday against the Mets.

It's the third time in four games that Grandal has started at first. He's hit .293 with two homers in 41 at-bats this month, so the bat is picking up. It will be interesting to see if the Padres start having him catch more than Rene Rivera during the final two months. He's capable of being a very good hitter for a catcher, but he doesn't figure to hit enough to make it as a first baseman.
Jul 20 - 12:05 AM

Yasmani Grandal hit his seventh home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Grandal hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning off former closer Sergio Romo, pulling the Padres to within two runs. The homer was his first since June 12. The catcher has been an offensive disappointment this season, batting just .206/.296/.377 with 19 RBI in 64 games.
Jul 6 - 11:06 PM

Making just his third start of the month, Yasmani Grandal homered Thursday against the Phillies.

Even with Nick Hundley gone, Grandal has been taking a backseat to Rene Rivera of late. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to us; the Padres are going nowhere this year and Grandal should be getting all of the playing time his body can handle after he missed most of last year. He's been a disappointment with his .187 average, but why would anyone expect consistency from him when he's playing once or twice a week?
Jun 12 - 4:34 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in Saturday's lineup against the White Sox.

Grandal was recently hit on the hand with a Paul Goldschmidt backswing and is still getting his feel back after undergoing knee surgery last year. The catcher is currently in the midst of a 2-for-36 slump and enters Saturday's action with a .189/.278/.378 slash line. Rene Rivera will get the start behind the dish.
May 31 - 2:00 PM

Yasmani Grandal (hand) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Grandal was removed from Tuesday night's game after getting struck on his left hand by Paul Goldschmidt's backswing. He only suffered a minor hand contusion.
May 29 - 9:50 AM

X-rays on Yasmani Grandal's left hand came back negative.

Grandal was forced from Tuesday's contest after being hit on his catching hand by Paul Goldschmidt's bat on a backswing. However, it appears he's avoided a serious injury and is hoping to be back in action on Friday following Thursday's off day.
May 28 - 1:05 AM

Yasmani Grandal left Tuesday's game versus the Diamondbacks after being hit on the left hand by Paul Goldschmidt's bat on a backswing.

Grandal will surely get some X-rays. The catcher was hitless in three trips to the plate before the injury. Rene Rivera replaced him at catcher.
May 27 - 11:55 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 0-for-3 on Thursday and is without a hit since homering on May 6.

Grandal is just 4-for-32 this month, though at least all of those hits have gone for extra bases (two homers, two doubles). He hasn't stepped up as a mixed-league asset yet, though it could happen later this season.
May 15 - 3:23 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Padres' lineup Wednesday.

Grandal had made back-to-back starts at catcher for the first time this season -- and hit homers in both games -- but will now get a breather. Rene Rivera is behind the dish Wednesday.
May 7 - 1:30 PM

Yasmani Grandal hit a homer in his second consecutive game in Tuesday's 11-inning, 3-1 loss against the Royals.

Grandal has gone deep in three of his past five games, and has at least one extra-base hit in all of those affairs. The 25-year-old backstop has swung a hot stick in the early going for a San Diego offense that desperately needs him, slashing .253/.333/.493 with four homers and 11 RBI. He's recapturing the promise he showed in 2012.
May 7 - 1:32 AM

Yasmani Grandal cracked a three-run homer off Yordano Ventura in Monday's 6-5, 12-inning win against the Royals.

He was hitless in his other three at-bats, but managed to draw a walk. Grandal has extra-base hits in four consecutive games, accumulating three doubles and two homers over that time. The 25-year-old backstop hasn't displayed much rust in his return from August ACL surgery. Grandal is slashing .254/.338/.465 with three homers and 10 RBI through 71 at-bats.
May 6 - 2:18 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3B1Chris Nelson
2Yangervis Solarte
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Rymer Liriano
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Jake Goebbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Eric Stults
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Joe Wieland
7Casey Kelly
8Josh Johnson
9Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Troy Patton
8Blaine Boyer
9Frank Garces