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  1. 2014 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 27, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Bud Black Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The San Diego Padres The Big Question: Can the Padres stay healthy enough to surprise? The last two years with…

  2. Yasmani Grandal may be ready for Opening Day

    Feb 2, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

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    Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal underwent surgery on his right ACL last August and the belief has been that he would require a season-opening disabled list stint. But the quick pace of his recovery is suddenly igniting some optimism in San Diego’s front office. “He says he feels good and he certainly looks good,” Padres general…

  3. Tony Bosch: Alex Rodriguez wanted to start an 800-homer club

    Jan 12, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Interviewed by 60 Minutes for Sunday’s show, former drug dealer Tony Bosch says he first met with Alex Rodriguez in 2010 and subsequently gave him numerous performance enhancers and supplements over the following two years, including the banned substances testosterone, hGH and insulin growth factor. Bosch said upon meeting Rodriguez the former MVP asked him…

  4. Yasmani Grandal likely to begin 2014 season on the disabled list

    Dec 22, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres

    Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal suffered a torn ACL on July 6 when Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon slid into him on a play at home plate. The initial timetable for his return was set between 9-12 months and that appears to still be the case, according to Bill Center of the Union-Times. Grandal underwent surgery…

  5. A-Rod handed 211-game ban; eligible pending appeal

    Aug 5, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was one of 13 Major League Baseball players who were suspended on Monday for receiving performance-enhancing drugs from a shuttered Miami wellness clinic, the league announced. Rodriguez received a 211-game punishment from the league, which would be effective on Thursday and last through the end of the 2014…

  6. Three previously unknown Biogenesis players named, Gio Gonzalez cleared, 12 total accepting discpline

    Aug 5, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Jordany Valdespin

    Lots of Biogenesis news has come out in the past few minutes. We have news of three new names in the Biogenesis scandal, a couple being cleared as well as more news of players agreeing not to appeal and to serve their suspensions. The new names: The Mets’ Jordany Valdespin, the Phillies’ Antonio Bastardo and the…

  7. Report: Biogenesis players ready to accept their bans

    Jul 30, 2013, 7:59 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz, Gary Pettis

    Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that, Alex Rodriguez excepted, the rest of the players involved in the Biogenesis scandal are ready to accept suspensions or 50 games or more. Sources told Passan that the suspensions will come down within 72 hours. The AP is reporting that Friday could be the day. Among those expected to…

  8. Josh Phegley is the new Yasiel Puig

    Jul 11, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Josh Phegley

    Puigmania is over. It’s old news. Could there be any better illustration than the fact that Freddie Freeman beat out Yasiel in a popularity contest this week? It’s OK, though. White Sox catcher Josh Phegley is the new big thing. He hit a grand slam Thursday in the White Sox’s 6-3 win over the Tigers,…

  9. Yasmani Grandal out 9-12 months after knee surgery

    Jul 9, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    grandal injury getty

    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…

  10. Yasmani Grandal placed on 60-day disabled list

    Jul 7, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

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    As first reported by MLB.com’s Corey Brock, the Padres have put catcher Yasmani Grandal on the 60-day disabled list with a right knee injury suffered Saturday when Anthony Rendon slid into his legs at home plate while trying to break up a double play. Rene Rivera was called up from Triple-A Tucson in a corresponding…

  11. Yasmani Grandal exits with injury to ACL & MCL

    Jul 6, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres

    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…

  12. Looking at the potentially suspended Biogenesis players

    Jun 4, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT

    Jhonny Peralta, Jim Leyland, Tony Randazzo

    Let’s run down the list of players connected to Tony Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic as MLB is reportedly preparing to issue 50- or 100-game suspensions. Listed below are players whose names are found in the Biogenesis documents. Other major leaguers may well be involved, as some of Bosch’s clients were listed in code. Since Bosch is…

  13. Report: Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun among players MLB seeks to suspend for Biogensis connection

    Jun 4, 2013, 7:53 PM EDT

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    Performance-enhancing drugs loomed large entering the baseball season, amid reports that dozens of players — many of them high-profile stars — could be suspended because of their reported involvement with a clinic that supplied PEDs. That story just got bigger. From ESPN.com investigative reporters T.J. Quinn, Pedro Gomez and Mike Fish: Major League Baseball will…

  14. Yasmani Grandal completes suspension, to rejoin Padres on Tuesday

    May 27, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    Yasmani Grandal Getty

    Yasmani Grandal showed plenty of promise as a rookie last season, but he was handed a 50-game suspension last fall after he tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone. However, now that Grandal has completed his punishment and a brief rehab assignment, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the 24-year-old backstop will rejoin the Padres…

  15. Nick Hundley slams suspended teammate Yasmani Grandal

    May 9, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT

    Nick Hundley

    We tend to praise those veterans who take youngsters under their wings. Especially when that youngster is gunning for the veteran’s own job. Padres catcher Nick Hundley isn’t going that route, though. Maybe he would have under different circumstances. Say if the youngster replacing him wasn’t a big, ol’ cheater. Asked Wednesday about the Padres’…

  16. 2013 Preview: Why Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and other big stars could face suspension this season

    Mar 27, 2013, 5:55 AM EDT

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    As we approach Opening Day, HarballTalk will be spending the next few days previewing all 30 teams, all six division races and looking ahead at the major issues and storylines which will impact the 2013 season. This morning we look at the Biogenesis scandal, which could lead to the suspension of several high-profile players. Some…

  17. 2013 Preview: San Diego Padres

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Bud Black

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The San Diego Padres. The Big Question: Can the Padres build on their strong second half from last year? While…

  18. Report: MLB is “actively going after” any players linked to the Biogenesis clinic

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    It was announced yesterday that Tigers minor league right-hander Cesar Carrillo was suspended 100 games for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. No specific drug was mentioned in the announcement, but it was later confirmed that the suspension was the result of his connection to the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic. But there’s a…

  19. Mat Latos, Reds avoid arbitration with two-year contract

    Feb 12, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    Mat Latos

    Cincinnati has avoided arbitration with Mat Latos by signing the right-hander to a two-year, $11.5 million contract. Latos was arbitration eligible for the first time at age 25 and requested $4.7 million while the Reds countered at $4.15 million. This deal gives him some financial security in case an injury happens and gives the team…

  20. Nick Canepa once again demands that the Padres release Yasmani Grandal

    Feb 12, 2013, 8:25 AM EDT

    Yasmani Grandal AP

    Back in November Nick Canepa of the San Diego Union Tribune wrote what may have been the worst baseball column I read all year (and I wasn’t the only one to think so). In it he demanded that the Padres release catcher Yasmani Grandal due to his positive PED test. The idea is stupid enough.…

  21. Jesus Montero linked to Biogenesis

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

    Seattle Mariners v Chicago Cubs

    The New York Daily News reports that Mariners catcher Jesus Montero‘s name appears in the Biogenesis records.  Add him to Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Danny Valencia, Francisco Cervelli, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal. The report said he was “named in records.” It does not say if there is any indicia of PED use on…

  22. MLB will interview players named in Miami New Times story

    Jan 30, 2013, 8:29 PM EDT

    alex rodriguez getty

    According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Major League Baseball officials are planning to hold face-to-face interviews with all of the players named in this week’s Miami New Times story. That includes Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez, Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon and Yasmani Grandal. MLB officials are hoping first to obtain documents from New…

  23. Clinic records suggest Alex Rodriguez purchased HGH as recently as 2012; other players named

    Jan 29, 2013, 8:25 AM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    Over the weekend news broke that MLB and the Drug Enforcement Administration were investigating a clinic in Miami run by Anthony Bosch, a noted friend, adviser and consultant to many baseball players.  Bosch’s clinic has long been associated with so-called anti-aging therapies and he has long been associated with PEDs.  MLB reached out to the…

  24. The worst baseball writing of the year

    Dec 26, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

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    For your reading, um, enjoyment (?) Rob Neyer picks out what he feels is the worst baseball writing of the year. I think we highlighted all of those nominees when they occurred, but man, I still can’t believe they actually occurred.  Especially that Nick Canepa one about Yasmani Grandal‘s PED suspension. That was maybe the worst…

  25. Tweet of the Day: Jeremy Guthrie on the Yasmani Grandal suspension

    Nov 7, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

    Jeremy Guthrie Getty

    Jeremy Guthrie may have unrealistic contract demands, but he sometimes makes more understandable requests: I’m taking that HR back then. RT @mlb: BREAKING: @padres C Yasmani Grandal suspended 50 games w/o pay for testing positive for Testosterone — Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) November 7, 2012   Now, to see if the other 29 Guthrie gave up…

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