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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: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 20/16 | Average Draft Position: 277.67
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Dodgers complete Matt Kemp deal with Padres


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) The Dodgers and Padres have agreed to a deal that will send outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. News that the deal had finally come together was first reported by Yahoo!

The trade has been in the works for some time, but was dependent on Kemp passing a physical. It was reported early Thursday that Kemp's physical revealed arthritic hips. The Padres had to to figure out insurance on the contract, which is why it took so long for the deal to go through.

Catcher Tim Federowicz will also head to San Diego in the deal. The Dodgers will send $32 million over as well. 

In return, Los Angeles is set to receive catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitcher Joe Weiland and Zach Eflin. Eflin is expected to be flipped to Philadelphia for shortstop Jimmy Rollins.

The 30-year-old Kemp hit .287/.346/.506 over 541 at-bats last year. Kemp is set to earn a little over $21 million in each of the next five seasons. 


Dodgers, Padres still in talks about Kemp-Grandal deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) The Padres continue to talk with the Dodgers about a trade involving outfielder Matt Kemp, as it appears San Diego is the most likely landing spot if Los Angeles decides to deal Kemp, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

One deal being discussed would involve the Dodgers receiving catcher Yasmani Grandal and starting pitcher prospect Zach Elfin, sources said.


Report: Padres' Grandal being offered in trade talks for Kemp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Padres are looking like the most likely destination for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, according to USA Today MLB columnist Bob Nightengale. The Padres are offering catcher Yasmani Grandal and another player in a deal for Kemp, who is still owed $107 million over the next five years.

CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reported last week the Padres were one of three teams showing interest in Kemp. The other two were the Orioles and Mariners.


Padres VP of scouting: Reports on Grandal 'were all good'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) Padres vice president of scouting operations Don Welke said he heard good things about catcher Yasmani Grandal, who hit .328 with a .469 on-base percentage in the Dominican winter league. He also had seven doubles, two homers and 14 RBI in 19 games, while totaling 18 walks against 15 strikeouts.

"The reports were all good on Grandal," Welke said, per MLB.com. "He looked sharper offensively and defensively. You know he's doing good when quite a few teams express interest in him. I think he's got a chance to have a lot of impact."


Padres listening to offers for catchers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) The Padres are listening to trade offers on their catchers, sources told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Rene Rivera and Yasmani Grandal were the Padres' primary catchers in 2014.

The Padres are looking to make trades to upgrade their offense. Starting pitchers Ian Kennedy, Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross are also rumored to be on the trading block.


Yasmani Grandal bringing good and bad news to the plate


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) A 19-for-74 stretch might not seem like much, but it's an encouraging run for Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal considering he began it batting .202.

Grandal began the comparative hot stretch on Aug. 26. He has three home runs and 10 RBI in 20 games during that period, but remains a windmill at the plate. He has 19 strikeouts in the last 16 games and has fanned 102 times in 345 at-bats this season.


Yasmani Grandal belts three-run blast vs. Arizona


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer and provided plenty of support for his team in a 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Grandal hit a sacrifice fly in the opening frame and took Chase Anderson deep for a three-run blast in the fifth. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and four RBI. He owns a .204/.302/.376 slash line with 11 homers and 32 RBI over 274 at-bats.

Yasmani Grandal cranks out pinch-hit homer in Friday loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal certainly made the most of his one crack at the dish Friday night against St. Louis. He slammed a pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning off closer-for-the-game Pat Neshek.

The blast ended a power outage for Grandal that had lasted since July 20 and had sent his slugging percentage tumbling from .388 to .365.


Yasmani Grandal returns from knee injury Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal returned to the starting lineup Sunday against the Braves after missing three straight starts due to a knee injury. Grandal, however, started at first base Sunday.

Yasmani Grandal absent again from San Diego lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) A right knee ailment that has kept Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal from playing since Wednesday has him out again Saturday night in Atlanta.

Grandal has been diagnosed with fluid buildup in the knee.


Yasmani Grandal sits out another game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal was held out of the starting lineup Friday against Atlanta. Grandal is dealing with fluid buildup in his right knee. He's appeared in 82 of 108 games this season for San Diego and is hitting .206 with nine homers and 24 RBI in 228 at-bats.

Yasmani Grandal dealing with fluid buildup in right knee


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal was unable to play Thursday against the Cardinals because of fluid buildup in his right knee, U-T San Diego reports. He is expected to be "fine" moving forward, according to manager Bud Black.

Grandal has appeared in 82 of 108 games this season for San Diego. He is hitting .206 with nine homers and 24 RBI in 228 at-bats.

Yasmani Grandal hits sixth home run Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal hit his sixth home run Thursday against the Phillies. 

Grandal only had one hit during the game, but made it count. In the ninth inning, he clubbed a 95 mph fastball off Ken Giles for the solo shot. Grandal is hitting just .185 over 124 at-bats. 


Yasmani Grandal sitting Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal was not in the lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

It's assumed to be a regular day of rest for Grandal. Rene Rivera received the start in Grandal's place. Through 111 at-bats, Grandal is hitting .189 at-bats.


Yasmani Grandal back in lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal is in the starting lineup and batting eighth in Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Grandal left Tuesday's game with a hand injury after being hit by a ball while catching, but his X-rays came back clean and the injury won't cost him any time. He has hit .194/.279/.389 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 108 at-bats.


X-rays come back negative on Yasmani Grandal hand


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) The hand injury to Padres starting catcher Yasmani Grandal might not be as severe as first feared. Initial x-rays on it came back negaive, per the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Grandal, who hurt the hand on a backswing Tuesday night, has been a mess at the plate. He has just two hits in his last 33 at-bats as his average has dipped under .200 for the first time since he started the season 0 for 2.


Yasmani Grandal leaves with hand injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal left Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks in the seventh inning, after being hit on the hand while catching.

Paul Goldschmidt's backswing caught Grandal, though he was awarded first base on catcher's interference. Grandal had to leave the game, though the team did not provide an update on his status by the time the game ended. 


Yasmani Grandal hits homer in midst of slump


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal has showed some life in recent days, as he drove in a row run for the third straight game against the Cubs Friday.

Grandal, who had just one hit in his previous nine games, went just 1 for 4 this time around. Fortunately, he made that one hit count, clubbing his first home run in more than two months, a solo shot in the second inning. He added an RBI groundout in the seventh to finish with two RBI in the 11-1 win.

Grandal is still hitting just .139 in the month of May, though three of his six hits have been home runs. He has five home runs and 15 RBI in 37 games, while hitting just .206/.287/.412 in 102 at-bats. 


Yasmani Grandal set to sit in second game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal is out of the lineup for the nightcap of the Thursday doubleheader in Cincinnati. He went hitless in Game 1 to lower his batting average to .209.

Hitters to start in Week 7


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/10/2014) Need a sleeper for Fantasy Week 7 (May 12-18)? Yasmani Grandal, Adam LaRoche, Derek Dietrich, Todd Frazier, Jonathan Villar and George Springer are all "starts" in my book.

Find out why in the latest edition of Start and Sit Hitters.


Time to pay attention to Yasmani Grandal again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/7/2014) Between the 50-game suspension to begin last season and the torn ACL to end it, Yasmani Grandal has given Fantasy owners ample reason to forget about him. But with three home runs in his last five games, he's doing his best to help them remember.

To remember that, as a rookie two years ago, he hit .297 with eight home runs in 192 at-bats with a near 1-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio. To remember that, at the time of his injury last year, he was just beginning to find his form, batting .281 with six doubles and a stellar .425 on-base percentage in his final 11 games. To remember that, in his days with the Reds before the Mat Latos trade, he was a big-time prospect who some evaluators considered superior to Devin Mesoraco.

Even more encouraging than the home runs is the fact that he's started four straight games and six of the last seven. The Padres didn't want him catching back-to-back games to begin the year, hoping to give his knee a little more time to heal, but they seem to be relaxing their approach to him now, even working him into the lineup at first base from time to time.

If you're burned out on Travis d'Arnaud in a deeper league and looking to give someone else to try, Grandal has arguably just as much upside.


Yasmani Grandal knocks fourth home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 3-1 loss to the Royals Tuesday.

Granadal smacked his home run in the fourth inning, giving his team a 1-0 lead, but they were unable to stay ahead and couldn't manage to score in extra innings. He has hit .253/.333/.493 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 75 at-bats.


Yasmani Grandal hits three-run bomb


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal tied Monday's game against the Royals with a three-run blast in the sixth inning, his third homer in 71 at-bats. Grandal is up to 10 RBI this season.

In a four-game hitting streak that's raised his average to .254, Grandal is 5 for 16 with two homers, five RBI and three runs scored.


Yasmani Grandal comes up big Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal came up big against the Giants Wednesday.

With his team trailing by two in the bottom of the ninth, Grandal clubbed a solo shot off Tim Hudson. The home run brought the game within one run, and knocked Hudson out of the game. Though the Padres still lost, Grandal played a big role in nearly leading them back. He also doubled earlier in the game.

Grandal finished 2 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI.


Yasmani Grandal draws first career start at first base Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal went 0 for 3 at the plate Tuesday while drawing his first career start at first base in his team's 6-0 loss to the Giants.

Grandal saw his first career at first base last season, moving from behind the plate to play the final five innings of a game on May 31 of last year. He got through Tuesday's game just fine at the position but couldn't get anything going on offense. Grandal has hit .236/.333/.345 with one home run and five RBI in 55 at-bats.