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Yasmani Grandal out 9-12 months after knee surgery

Jul 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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San Diego placed Yasmani Grandal on the 60-day disabled list even before getting the results of his MRI exam, so the Padres knew his right knee injury was bad. And sure enough, the catcher has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and is expected to miss 9-12 months following surgery.

Grandal suffered the injury when Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon slid into him on a play at the plate Saturday and the swelling is so bad that he won’t be able to have the surgery for a couple weeks.

Grandal was once among the top catching prospects in baseball and the Padres acquired him from the Reds as part of the Mat Latos trade last offseason. He had a very nice rookie season last year, but then Grandal missed the beginning of the season while serving a 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs and has hit just .216 with one homer and a .693 OPS in 28 games while splitting time with Nick Hundley behind the plate.

His status for the beginning of next season is very much in doubt.

  1. flamethrower101 - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    So perhaps Nick Hundley’s comments about Grandal weren’t unwarranted, hmm?

  2. xpensivewinos - Jul 9, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Warranted or unwarranted, Hundley still sucks. Facts is facts.

  3. 13arod - Jul 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Looked padres were going to be contenders before spring training but everything went downhill

    • jwbiii - Jul 9, 2013 at 6:42 PM

      Shoot, a week ago they were in 2nd place at -2.5. Ten game skids kind of take the air out of your sails.

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