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Grandal went 1-for-5 with a run scored and one RBI, as he hit a game-ending single in the bottom of the 12th inning against the Dodgers on Friday.
It's been a rough season for Grandal (.210/.309/.372) considering injury and poor play, but he was able to end the extra-inning game for the win on Friday. Grandal, who is getting everyday at-bats while catching and playing first base, does provide solid power from a shallow position.
Yasmani Grandal C/1B SD 5 Days
Grandal recorded a career-best four RBI via a three-run homer and a sac fly during Sunday's victory in Arizona.
Earning his 11th career nod at first base, Grandal continues to share catching duties with Rene Rivera just one year removed from a torn ACL. No matter, Grandal continues to display a power stroke, as the long ball marked his fourth in 79 at-bats since the All-Star break. While his prospects with the Padres beyond 2014 are up in the air due to Rivera's preeminent defense and the presence of super prospect Austin Hedges in the minors, Grandal should log enough time to be of value in numerous formats during this season's stretch run.
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Grandal is out of the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Grandal will sit for the fourth time in eight games, and it seems he and Rene Rivera will continue to split the workload behind the plate fairly evenly.
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Grandal is not in the lineup Tuesday.
It's just a standard day off for the Padres' starting catcher, and Rene Rivera will setup behind the dish Tuesday.
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Grandal picked up his 10th homer of the year on Friday against the Cardinals in a pinch-hit effort, scoring one run and netting one RBI.
The Padres' catcher did not start on Friday, but he did try to do his part in the ninth-inning at-bat. Grandal (.209/.310/.379) has had a very disappointing season to this point, not getting anywhere near the expectations most thought for him in 2014. Look for Grandal to continue to share at-bats with Rivera moving forward.
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Grandal is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.
Rene Rivera will once again catch starter Tyson Ross as Grandal returns to the bench after four straight starts. Grandal is just 5-for-24 with one extra-base hit so far in August, but he appears likely to continue serving as the primary option over the remainder of the season.
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Grandal is out of the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.
Grandal, who's 1-for-16 over his last seven games, will head back to the bench after just one start. Rene Rivera will catch starter Tyson Ross, but the team figures to give Grandal ample time over the final seven weeks or so to see if he can be a legitimate option for the future.
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Grandal is out of the Padres' lineup Friday against the Pirates.
Rene Rivera will step in behind the plate to catch starter Ian Kennedy, as Grandal heads to the bench after three straight starts. Grandal has failed to record an extra-base hit in his last eight games (22 at-bats).
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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.
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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.