Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:21:16 -0800
While it is possible the San Diego Padres could carry three catchers to open the season, the likely scenario is carrying two catchers. Cs Yasmani Grandal and Nick Hundley are expected to be the top two guys, with C Rene Rivera likely on the outside looking in.
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 11:02:10 -0800
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (knee) could be ready in time for Opening Day, according to general manager Josh Byrnes. "He says he feels good and he certainly looks good," Byrnes said, adding that he will be held back during spring training even if he feels 100 percent. If Grandal is not ready for the season opener, C Nick Hundley is expected to start behind the plate.
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:32:19 -0700
The San Diego Padres have activated C Nick Hundley from the paternity list. In a corresponding move, C Chris Robinson has been optioned to Triple-A Tucson.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:59:15 -0700
The San Diego Padres placed C Nick Hundley on the paternity list Thursday, Aug. 15, and recalled C Chris Robinson from the minors in a corresponding move. Also, SP Jason Marquis (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Hundley will only be out a maximum of three games. Robinson and Rene Rivera will split the catching duties until then. They aren't worthy of addition in any fantasy format.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:26:20 -0700
San Diego Padres C Nick Hundley might be leaving the team sometime this week, as his wife is expecting their first baby. She was actually due Sunday, Aug. 11. The team returns to San Diego Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:13:54 -0700
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (knee) will have surgery in a couple of weeks for damage to his right anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament.
Fantasy Tip: This is obviously bad news for Grandal owners. He can be dropped in the majority of leagues at this time, even though there's a chance he could return later this year. Nick Hundley will benefit from taking over the main catching duties.
Mon, 27 May 2013 15:19:23 -0700
The San Diego Padres are expected to option C Nick Hundley or C John Baker to Triple-A Tucson when C Yasmani Grandal comes off the restricted list because the team likely will not keep three catchers.
Wed, 15 May 2013 14:49:11 -0700
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal will leave extended spring training and report to Triple-A Tucson Saturday, May 18, and he's eligible to come off the restricted list May 28 after being suspended for the first 50 games of the season. "He feels good, everything is solid, offensively and defensively," general manager Josh Byrnes said recently. "We will get him ready to play in those games and evaluate where he is and where our roster is." C John Baker is hitting only .115 and will likely be optioned to the minors to make room for Grandal.
Fantasy Tip: Grandal looked good in his major league audition last year, but the PED suspension makes us question how much of his production was actually real. It's unclear how much time he'll split with Nick Hundley, too. It's time to snatch him up in NL-only leagues if he's out there, but you can probably wait on him in mixed formats.
Wed, 15 May 2013 10:33:50 -0700
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal will join Triple-A Tucson on Saturday, May 18, to begin the permissible 10-day rehab assignment before his 50-game suspension for a positive test for performance-enhancing substance ends on May 28.
Fantasy Tip: Grandal posted a .297/.394/.469 slash line in 60 games for the Pads in 2012, but there has to be some doubt about how he'll perform once he returns given the numbers of others after they've been popped. Nick Hundley (.259/.314/.426) has been adequate, as well, not to mention vocal about his feelings regarding Grandal's possible impact on his job. This should be interesting. Grandal warrants ownership in deep leagues, still, because he's young and presumably still quite talented.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:12:40 -0700
San Diego Padres C Nick Hundley has 11 hits in 23 at-bats heading into Monday, March 11, as he focuses on being more loose at the plate this year. He also has a .783 slugging percentage and an OPS of 1.283. His hands are lower this spring and his path to the ball is more direct.