Yasmani Grandal had a .297 average with eight homers and 36 RBIs in 60 games with the San Diego Padres last year after a brief stop in Tucson. In November, he was suspended for 50 games for elevated testosterone levels.
Yasmani Grandal wears baseball's scarlet letter. He knows some people will look at him different. He hopes his teammates won't.
San Diego's Alexi Amarista, fielding a deflected grounder Thursday, played in just 11 games at Tucson before being called up to the big-league club.
San Diego's Yasmani Grandal receives congratulations from Everth Cabrera and Logan Forsythe after hitting a homer Wednesday. All three players were teammates in Tucson earlier this season.
Jesus Guzman was called up to San Diego after hitting .332 with Tucson last year. He has become a reliable bench bat for San Diego this season.
SAN DIEGO - Yasmani Grandal played 56 games for the Tucson Padres this season. Each time the 23-year-old catcher took the field, he was preparing for his inevitable promotion to the major leagues.
SAN DIEGO — Yasmani Grandal played 56 games for the Tucson Padres this season. Each time the 23-year-old catcher took the field, he was preparing for his inevitable promotion to the major leagues.
With catcher Yasmani Grandal tearing up the PCL in Tucson and former UA star Nick Hundley struggling mightily in San Diego, it was just a matter of time before the two traded places.
Tucson Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal is trying to get his hitting timing back after suffering a hamstring strain.
His name comes from one of his mom's favorite Cuban soap opera characters: Y-A-S-M-A-N-I.
Mike Trout is back in Salt Lake's lineup... and other pregame notes from Kino Stadium.
The big story in tonight's 5-4 loss to Sacramento was the injury to catcher/designated hitter Yasmani Grandal.
San Diego Padres starter Casey Kelly gave up a home run to the first batter Thursday at Kino Stadium but then settled down to pick up the victory.
Colorado first baseman Chad Tracy dives in vain for a ground ball while San Diego's Yasmani Grandal makes his way to second base.
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black arrived in Tucson on Thursday morning with the past on his mind.
Baseball fans will have to wait until Thursday to sit on the lawn at Kino Stadium because today's game was postponed because of the threat of bad weather.
Today's spring training game between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies at Kino Stadium has been rescheduled for Thursday at 1:05 p.m. because of expected bad weather.