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Yasmani Grandal exits with injury to ACL & MCL

Jul 6, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

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Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal needed assistance leaving the field of play at Nationals Park this afternoon after Anthony Rendon aggressively slid into him at home plate in the bottom of the third inning. Rendon’s slide was clean as he was attempting to break up what could have been an inning-ending 3-2-3 double play. Grandal, unfortunately, was unable to put weight on his leg.

Grandal has been splitting time at catcher with Nick Hundley and has done an adequate job, hitting at about the league average. MLB.com’s Corey Brock suggests Rene Rivera could replace Grandal if a DL stint is required.

Brock tweeted the extent of Grandal’s injury:

  1. acdc84 - Jul 6, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    Congrats on being back! I hope he enjoys the rest of the time he has until he gets suspended for being a cheater.

    • icanspeel - Jul 6, 2013 at 11:54 PM

      Uhh he was already suspended and served his time.

      • geoknows - Jul 7, 2013 at 11:01 AM

        He’s likely to get suspended again due to his ties to Biogenesis.

    • ch0psuey - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:05 AM

      A ballplayer is hurt and this is what you have to spew? Shame on you Acdc84.

    • wahoo21 - Jul 7, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      Nothing has been proven about biogenisis and he already served a 50 game suspension. The guy got hurt and is going to miss more games so step back from the hate pipe and give it a rest

  2. sabatimus - Jul 7, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Saw the footage. Definitely thought knee ligament sprain or tear.

  3. ptfu - Jul 7, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    Yeesh. This is turning into a lost season for Grandal. In hindsight, it’s a good thing the Padres didn’t get rid of Hundley. Opportunity is knocking for him again.

    • icanspeel - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:07 AM

      Big opportunity for Rene Rivera who was tearing up Triple A pitching, now he can show if he can do it vs MLB pitching now.

      • valarmorghuliss - Jul 7, 2013 at 11:09 AM

        Not exactly “Tearing up” Triple A pitching, he’s doing slightly better than your average PCL hitter.

      • hotdogfinger - Jul 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

        and Rene Rivera is 30yrs old

  4. nprakash5 - Jul 7, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Why is there no comparison to the Scott Cousins taking on Buster Posey at home plate? He was trying to make sure he scored the run and not got out at the time. Is trying to break up a double-play somehow better than breaking an out?

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