Padres place C Grandal on 60-day DL

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 7/11/2013 3:01 pm

Washington, DC (Sports Network) - San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a right knee sprain.

Grandal, who was suspended 50 games in November for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone, was reinstated from the restricted list on May 28.

He was hitting .216 with one home run and nine RBI in 28 games before suffering ACL and MCL damage during Saturday's game against the Nationals. Washington's Anthony Rendon slid into Grandal while trying to break up a double play in the third inning.

To take Grandal's place on the roster, the Padres have selected the contract of catcher Rene Rivera from Triple-A Tucson. He will be active for Sunday's game against the Nationals.

Rivera, 29, is making his first career stint with the Padres. In 74 games with Tucson, he has five home runs and 38 RBI, and his .343 batting average ranks fourth overall in the Pacific Coast League.

He owns a .193 batting average with four home runs and 15 RBI in 98 career Major League games with Seattle (2004-06) and Minnesota (2011).

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.