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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 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

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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

Yasmani Grandal delivered a pinch-hit homer Friday against the Giants.

The Padres have fallen in love with Rene Rivera's defense, and he started his seventh game tonight, matching Grandal's total. Nick Hundley has also remained in the mix, starting three games. Grandal should see his role increase as the year goes along.
Apr 19 - 12:59 AM

Yasmani Grandal swung a big stick in Tuesday's loss to the Indians, finishing with four hits in five at-bats.

Grandal singled three times and doubled, recording both an RBI and a run scored. The catcher now has 7 hits in 14 at-bats to begin the season. His playing time has been limited due to the Padres' three-catcher corps, but the occasional breather may help in the long run as he is recovering from ACL surgery last August.
Apr 8 - 10:38 PM

Yasmani Grandal (knee) caught nine innings in a minor league game Tuesday.

Corey Brock of MLB.com tweets that he "wouldn't be at all surprised" if Grandal is part of the Opening Day roster. It's been trending that direction, as the youngster has made a rapid recovery from last August's ACL surgery. If he does indeed avoid the disabled list, his workload early on could be relatively limited.
Mar 25 - 7:06 PM

Yasmani Grandal started behind the plate and went 0-for-1 in his first Cactus League start.

Grandal has made significant progress working his way back from a torn ACL. The initial thought was that Grandal would have to start the season on the disabled list, but he is ahead of schedule and appears well on his way to opening the season behind the dish.
Mar 13 - 5:23 PM

Yasmani Grandal (knee) will make his spring debut Monday.

Grandal won't start, but he is expected to play a couple of innings. The 25-year-old backstop is coming back from surgery last August to repair a torn ACL, but it looks like he has a legitimate chance to be ready for the start of the season.
Mar 10 - 1:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Irving Falu
SS1Everth Cabrera
2Alexi Amarista
3B1Chase Headley
2Brooks Conrad
LF1Carlos Quentin
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Chris Denorfia
3Jake Goebbert
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Eric Stults
5Robbie Erlin
6Jesse Hahn
7Odrisamer Despaigne
8Cory Luebke
9Casey Kelly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joaquin Benoit
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Troy Patton
8Kevin Quackenbush
9Blaine Boyer