Found July 09, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The San Diego Padres' will be without catcher Yasmani Grandal for the rest of the season after an MRI Monday revealed a torn ACL in his right knee.Reconstructive surgery is needed in about two weeks, after the swelling in the knee subsides. As reported by Jamal Collier at, "The injury occurred on Saturday when the Nationals' Anthony Rendon slid into Grandal's knee on a force play at the plate. The Padres knew it was serious from the start, and the club placed him on the 60-day disabled list on Sunday." "It's unclear whether Grandal will be ready for the start of Spring Training, as the normal rehab for this injury usually takes about nine to 12 months." Grandal, who missed the first 50-games due to a suspension for performance-enhancing testosterone, has played in just 28 games this season and is batting .216 with 1 home run and 9 runs batted in.  Last season, Granadal played in 60 games, batted .297 with 8 home runs and 36 runs batted in. With Grandal lost for the season, Nick Hundley and Rene Rivera are the catchers on the Padres roster.  Hundley has 422 games of Major League experience, while Rivera has played in only 97 Major League games over parts of 7 seasons.

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