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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%: 19/14 | Average Draft Position: 277.67
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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.


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.