Yasmani Grandal C/1B SD 11 Days

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth homer Saturday against the Mets.

It's the third time in four games that Grandal has started at first. He's hit .293 with two homers in 41 at-bats this month, so the bat is picking up. It will be interesting to see if the Padres start having him catch more than Rene Rivera during the final two months. He's capable of being a very good hitter for a catcher, but he doesn't figure to hit enough to make it as a first baseman.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B SD 24 Days

Yasmani Grandal hit his seventh home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Grandal hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning off former closer Sergio Romo, pulling the Padres to within two runs. The homer was his first since June 12. The catcher has been an offensive disappointment this season, batting just .206/.296/.377 with 19 RBI in 64 games.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B SD 2 Months

Making just his third start of the month, Yasmani Grandal homered Thursday against the Phillies.

Even with Nick Hundley gone, Grandal has been taking a backseat to Rene Rivera of late. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to us; the Padres are going nowhere this year and Grandal should be getting all of the playing time his body can handle after he missed most of last year. He's been a disappointment with his .187 average, but why would anyone expect consistency from him when he's playing once or twice a week?

Yasmani Grandal C/1B SD 2 Months

Yasmani Grandal is not in Saturday's lineup against the White Sox.

Grandal was recently hit on the hand with a Paul Goldschmidt backswing and is still getting his feel back after undergoing knee surgery last year. The catcher is currently in the midst of a 2-for-36 slump and enters Saturday's action with a .189/.278/.378 slash line. Rene Rivera will get the start behind the dish.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B SD 2 Months

Yasmani Grandal (hand) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Grandal was removed from Tuesday night's game after getting struck on his left hand by Paul Goldschmidt's backswing. He only suffered a minor hand contusion.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B SD 2 Months

Yasmani Grandal returned to action on Wednesday May 28.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B SD 2 Months

X-rays on Yasmani Grandal's left hand came back negative.

Grandal was forced from Tuesday's contest after after being hit on his catching hand by Paul Goldschmidt's bat on a backswing. However, it appears he's avoided a serious injury and is hoping to be back in action on Friday following Thursday's off day.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B SD 2 Months

Yasmani Grandal left Tuesday's game versus the Diamondbacks after being hit on the left hand by Paul Goldschmidt's bat on a backswing.

Grandal will surely get some X-rays. The catcher was hitless in three trips to the plate before the injury. Rene Rivera replaced him at catcher.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B SD 3 Months

Yasmani Grandal went 0-for-3 on Thursday and is without a hit since homering on May 6.

Grandal is just 4-for-32 this month, though at least all of those hits have gone for extra bases (two homers, two doubles). He hasn't stepped up as a mixed-league asset yet, though it could happen later this season.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B SD 3 Months

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Padres' lineup Wednesday.

Grandal had made back-to-back starts at catcher for the first time this season -- and hit homers in both games -- but will now get a breather. Rene Rivera is behind the dish Wednesday.