Padres: Yasmani Grandal Homers From Both Sides Of The Plate

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Nick Hundley has been struggling with his hitting average and as since been sent down to the minor leagues.The Padres sent up Rookie Yasmani Grandal from Triple-A Tucscon. Yasmani Grandal came over to the San Diego Padres in the Matt Latos trade with the Cincinnati Reds along with Pitcher Edinson Volquez, 1B Yonder Alonso, and Pitcher Brad Boxberger.

In the trade the Padres acquired catcher Yasmani Grandal and first baseman Yonder Alonso. Grandal is a switch hitting power hitter from Havana, Cuba. Grandal has a tremendous amount of potential. He is the best hitting catcher in the Padres system. He would be known as an offensive catcher not a defensive catcher. Grandal needs to place in more work on the field in developing his arm strength. His only weakness is gunning out runners on the base path. He will grow stronger and his accuracy will grow over time.

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Grandal, a 23-year-old rookie acquired by the Padres from the Reds this past offseason, is the first player in MLB history to have his first two career hits as homers from opposite sides of the plate in the same game, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Grandal is the sixth player since 1974 with a multi-homer game in his first big league start, also according to Elias. He is the fourth player in Padres history to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game, and the ninth to homer for his first Major League hit.

About DavidSDSU (1259 Articles)
I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies. I am also the Founder and CEO of San Diego Sports Domination. I am an award winning blogger and have been covering San Diego State Athletics and San Diego Sports for the past 10 years. I have written many guest articles and have appeared in many podcasts. I am also the team photographer for the San Diego Silverbacks, San Diego Surf (WPSL) and San Diego Strike Force. At my day job, I am a Live Coverage and Studio Coordinator at STN Digital a Digital Marketing Agency that works in the Sports & Entertainment Industry. We work with the biggest sports & entertainment companies in the world.

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