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San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal was suspended for 50 games due to to a positive test for PEDs. Grandal reportedly had a high testosterone level, The suspension is for the same thing that both Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon were suspended for during the season. This is obviously not good news for the Padres. Grandal was acquired by the Padres last winter as the centerpiece of the deal that sent Mat Latos from the Padres to the Reds. In 60 games in the majors, he had an .863 OPS while homering eight times and accruing 2.6 fWAR for the Padres. The suspension for Grandal will likely mean that the team will likely be more hesitant in dealing veteran Nick Hundley. Hundley is under contract through 2014, making $3 million in 2013 and $4 million in 2014. In 58 games last year, Hundley had just a .464 OPS before having knee surgery at the end of August. The Padres also have veteran John Baker on the roster, who had a .590 OPS last season and is entering his second arbitration s...
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