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8 Yasmani Grandal C
Height/Weight: 6-2/214 | Birthdate: 11/8/1988 | Birthplace: Havana, Cuba | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: San Diego | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 20/12 | Average Draft Position: 278.12
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Yasmani Grandal delivers four-hit performance Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal went 4 for 5 with a double, one run and one RBI in his team's 8-6 loss to the Indians Tuesday.

Grandal is working his way back from ACL surgery and has yet to catch in back-to-back games, though he could clear that hurdle this week. He's been outstanding with the bat, going 7 for 14 with five walks in his six games played.


Yasmani Grandal not ready for back to back games yet


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal isn't ready to catch back to back games yet, according to MLB.com.

Grandal said he wanted to return by opening day, but was even more focused on being back for the upcoming series against Miami. Grandal has family in the area, and wants them to see him back on the field. He was able to catch all nine innings Tuesday, but won't be allowed to catch consecutive games just yet. The Padres are currently carrying three catchers, so there's no need to push Grandal at this point in his recovery. Grandal is coming back from an ACL injury.


Yasmani Grandal makes first start since suffering knee injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal made it into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers after Rene Rivera started the season opener Sunday. It was Grandal's first start since hurting his knee July 6 against the Nationals. 

Yasmani Grandal sitting Sunday night


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal will not start Sunday night against Los Angeles.

Grandal has been recovering from knee surgery during camp, but was healthy enough to make the club's opening day roster. While he's expected to eventually earn the starting job, Grandal will likely receive spot starts early in the year in order to make sure he doesn't reinjure himself.


Yasmani Grandal catches full minor-league game Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal was behind the plate for nine innings in a minor-league game Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Grandal is working his way back from season-ending knee surgery and could end up making the team's active roster on opening day, as the ability to catch a full nine innings is a big hurdle to overcome.


Yasmani Grandal finally back behind the plate Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal is set to play his first game this spring at that position on Thursday. He is in the lineup at catcher against Milwaukee.

Grandal has not caught since the middle of the 2013 season, which ended at that time due to knee surgery.


Yasmani Grandal catches three innings in spring debut Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal went 1 for 2 and caught the final three innings of his team's 5-0 win over the Rockies Monday.

It was Grandal's first appearance of the spring as he continues to recover from knee surgery, which ended his 2013 season prematurely. The team will continue to move cautiously with his recovery as he aims to be ready for opening day.


Yasmani Grandal set for first spring appearance


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Padres manager Bud Black said catcher Yasmani Grandal (knee) will make his spring debut during Monday's game at Colorado.

Yasmani Grandal could play in games soon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal could play in games soon, according to MLB.com.

Grandal was able to get through a three inning stint behind the plate Saturday without any ill effects. Manager Bud Black said Grandal could make his spring debut shortly. He's been recovering from knee issues.

Grandal hit .216/.352/.341 in 88 at-bats last year.


Yasmani Grandal still building his stamina


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal is still working to build his stamina, according to MLB.com.

Grandal is coming off season-ending knee surgery, and has been brought along slowly. He's yet to appear in a spring game. Grandal hit .216/.352/.341 in 88 at-bats prior to his injury last year.


Yasmani Grandal not ready for games yet


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal is not ready to play in games yet, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Grandal is coming off season-ending knee surgery, and he will not catch in games any time soon. Once he's ready to debut, Grandal will likely do so as a hitter. When he's able to catch back to back games, the team will consider carrying him on the 25-man roster. 

Grandal hit .216/.352/.341 in 88 at-bats last season.


Yasmani Grandal alters stance


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal has drastically altered his stance, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune

Grandal said the aim of his new stance was to take some pressure of his surgically repaired knee. He's replaced a leg kick with a toe tap, and lowered his hands. The changes have been encouraging thus far, according to Grandal. "I hit a ball over the top of the batter’s eye [during batting practice]. I don’t think I’ve ever done that," Grandal said. Grandal is hoping the changes help his rediscover the success he had during his rookie season.

Last year, Grandal hit .216/.352/.341 in 88 at-bats in the majors. 


Optimism growing for Bud Black about Yasmani Grandal


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2014) Bud Black appears to be coming around to the possibility of Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal returning in time for the regular season. Grandal has accelerated his recovery from a knee injury that all but wiped out 2013 for him.

"Watching him (Wednesday) doing some agility drills on the field, we're really encouraged about how he's moving and what he's doing on the field," Black told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "You talk to the doctors, you talk to the therapists, you talk to the strength guys, they are really - I don't want to say amazed - but they are extremely happy with his progression."

Nick Hundley is considered the starter on the team depth chart, but Grandal would likely usurp that role if he proves himself healthy.


Opening day 'possible' for Yasmani Grandal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal is just six months removed from knee surgery to reconstruct the ACL in his right knee, which is an injury that usually requires 9-12 months of rehab.

Grandal has been optimistic about being ready for opening day, but the team has been more hesitant about projecting such a lofty goal. Well, it seems the Padres are changing their tune, according to U-T San Diego.

"He says he feels good and he certainly looks good," general manager Josh Byrnes said of Grandal. "Opening day is possible for him. But that day simply starts a six or seven-month process. We have to hold him back somewhat during spring training even if he feels 100 percent. We will monitor him during spring training."


Yasmani Grandal not likely to be ready for opening day


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/22/2013) According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal will probably start the 2014 season on the disabled list.

Grandal had reconstructive surgery on his right knee last August, and he could need at least nine months to recover from the procedure.


Padres make series of roster moves


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2013) The San Diego Padres made a series of roster moves Monday as they reinstated pitchers Casey Kelly, Jason Marquis and catcher Yasmani Grandal from the 60-day disabled list. Marquis then declared for free agency.

Infielder Ronny Cedeno and outfielder Mark Kotsay also declared free agency. Kotsay said he was going to retire back in September after 17 seasons, including two stints in San Diego. Pitcher Tommy Layne, who had been designated for assignment last week, has been outrighted to Triple-A Reno.

Kelly and Grandal are both coming off major surgeries. Kelly, the team's No. 3 prospect, according to MLB.com, had reconstructive surgery on his right elbow in April. He won't be ready for the 2014 regular season. Grandal had surgery to repair his right anterior cruciate ligament Aug. 6. He said he expects to be ready for spring training.

Yasmani Grandal undergoes knee surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal underwent reconstructive surgery on his right knee Tuesday, MLB.com reports. Grandal is expected to need nine to 12 months of recovery time after the operation to repair his ACL.

Yasmani Grandal won't face further discipline


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2013) Major League Baseball announced Monday Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal will not receive any additional discipline after he already served a 50-game suspension as a result of his violation of the joint drug prevention and treatment program stemming from his connection to the Biogensis investigation. Grandal is already out for the rest of the season because of knee surgery.

Report: Biogensis discipline handed down


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2013) FOX Sports reports among the players accepting 50-game suspensions for their connection to the Biogenesis investigation are Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo, Mets infielder Jordany Valdespin , Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, Mets outfielder Cesar Puello, Astros reliever Sergio Escalona, Padres reliever Fautino De Los Santos, Yankees outfielder Fernando Martinez and free-agent pitcher Jordan Norberto.

The report also states Athletics starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal and Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera will be dealt no additional discipline. Also, no violations were found against Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez and Orioles infielder Danny Valencia.


Yasmani Grandal to undergo surgery on injured knee


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2013) The Padres announced Monday that catcher Yasmani Grandal has "significant damage" to the ACL and MCL in his right need and will undergo surgery in a few weeks.

Grandal suffered the injury on a play at the plate during a slide by Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon. The surgery means Grandal will end the season with a .216/.352/.341 line, one home run and nine RBI in 88 at-bats.


Yasmani Grandal lands on 60-day DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2013) The Padres announced Sunday catcher Yasmani Grandal was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a right knee sprain. Although, it was reported Saturday Grandal suffered damage to the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee as a result of Anthony Rendon sliding into Grandal's leg, per MLB.com.

Grandal is scheduled for X-rays Sunday and MRI Monday to determine if he needs season-ending surgery.


Yasmani Grandal could face season-ending surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2013) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday after suffering damage to the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments in his right knee during Saturday's game against the Nationals, according to MLB.com. Grandal was injured on a play at the plate.

"I thought I'd have time to get my foot out," Grandal said. "I didn't really expect the impact. I knew that something was wrong. You just don't get knee pain for no reason."

Grandal will receive an X-ray on his knee Sunday before having an MRI Monday. If Grandal needs surgery, then his season will be over. Rene Rivera is being summoned from Triple-A Tucson to take Grandal's roster spot and Nick Hundley should assume the starting catcher duties.

"It was one of those rare plays where you've got to keep your foot on the plate if you're going to get an out," said Grandal, who was using crutches after the game. "It happens."


Yasmani Grandal diagnosed with knee sprain


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2013) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal was officially diagnosed with a sprained right knee, the team announced after he left Saturday's game against the Nationals. Grandal had to be carried off the field after a collision at the plate.

The team is expected to update his condition after the game, though it is not clear yet whether he will be undergoing an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.  


Yasmani Grandal carried off with leg injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2013) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Nationals, due to a right leg injury suffered while blocking the plate. Grandal had to be carried off the field, and was unable to put weight on the leg.

The nature and full extent of the injury are not yet known, but the Padres will likely give an update on his status soon.  


Yasmani Grandal scores twice in win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2013) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal went 2 for 4 with one double, one RBI and two runs in Friday's 9-2 win over the Marlins. He's 8 for 20 with five doubles and six runs over his last six games.

Grandal has a .237 batting average, one home run, nine RBI and a 14:14 K:BB ratio in 76 at-bats.