Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:11:02 -0700
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley (back, leg) revealed that he has been bothered by back and leg pain for the last month caused by a herniated disc. He is optimistic that he can return to the lineup in a few days but said no concrete timetable exists for treatment.
Fantasy Tip: INFs Alexi Amarista and Jace Peterson will split time between second base and third base until Headley returns to action. Cs Yasmani Grandal and Rene Rivera are emergency options for playing the hot corner. None of these players make appealing fantasy options, with the possible exception of deep NL-only leagues.
Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:59:02 -0700
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal was in the lineup Saturday, June 14, and manager Bud Black said health-wise that Grandal is where he needs to be. "I think we're past the stamina question," Black said. "Here we are in June...and he's proven to us that the endurance, being able to catch...no worries."
Wed, 28 May 2014 07:37:22 -0700
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (hand) left the game after being hit on the back of his left hand by a swing Tuesday, May 27. X-rays were negative, but he's unlikely to play Wednesday, May 28.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:29:56 -0700
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said Wednesday, April 16, that the weakest backup position is third base, where INF Alexi Amarista started in place of the injured 3B Chase Headley (biceps). INF Ryan Jackson (wrist) is unavailable at Triple-A El Paso, so the team might look to 1B-OF Yonder Alonso or C Yasmani Grandal to play some third base if Headley is forced out for an extended period.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:15:51 -0700
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (knee) was able to return for the team's season opener after an offseason of intense rehab following surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament t in his right knee last season. Grandal did physical therapy in three different states in the offseason and even did his workouts while on his honeymoon in Bora Bora. He caught all nine innings Tuesday, April 1, but isn't to the point where he can catch in back-to-back games.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:01:45 -0700
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (knee) has progressed to the point where he has been able to catch nine innings in spring games, and he could make the roster as the second catcher to C Nick Hundley. However, the team likes C Rene Rivera, who is out of minor league options and would likely be scooped up if they try to pass him through waivers.
Fantasy Tip: The Friars probably won't rush Grandal back, since he's ahead of schedule in his rehab from knee surgery. He could be a nice second catching option for those in two-catcher leagues in the second half of the season, though.
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."