Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:52:41 -0700
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said C Yasmani Grandal (knee) may be able to play in a spring training game as early as Monday, March 10.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:31:58 -0800
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (knee) caught a simulated game Saturday, March 8, in his first live action since having anterior cruciate ligament surgery Aug. 6. He is nearing game action in a Cactus League spring game. He worked in every other inning of the simulated game. "It moves him closer to an actual game," manager Bud Black said. "We're trying to mimic a game here, especially for the pitchers and for Yazi."
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 06:21:54 -0800
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (knee) has replaced his leg kick with a toe tap and lowered his hands in his stance. The idea was to not put as much pressure on his surgically repaired knee.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:22:53 -0800
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (knee, hand) will be scaled back a bit in camp to guard against a setback from surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament. He's also doing things he wasn't able to do last spring after a hand injury limited him. "Getting injured," Grandal said, "taught me a lot. It taught me a lot about myself, a lot about how mentally tough I am to get through things, work through things. It made me grow."
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, 02 Feb 2014 01:00:32 -0800
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal, 1B Yonder Alonso, OF Carlos Quentin and OF Cameron Maybin may see their activities limited in spring training after they experienced injuries during the 2013 season.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:01:33 -0800
The San Diego Padres reinstated SP Casey Kelly (elbow) and C Yasmani Grandal (knee) from the 60-day disabled list Monday, Nov. 4, and outrighted RP Tom Layne to Triple-A Tucson in a corresponding move.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:54:09 -0700
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (knee) had reconstructive surgery on his right knee Tuesday, Aug. 6, to fix his anterior cruciate ligament. Grandal is expected to be out nine to 12 months.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:31:11 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon, San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal and Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera will not be suspended in the Biogenesis case because they have already served suspensions.