SAN DIEGO (AP) — Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal is eligible to be reinstated Tuesday from a 50-game suspension for a positive testosterone test that called into question just how good his rookie numbers were.
Beyond saying he made a "mistake," Grandal has never told team officials why he took PEDs. Now they say Grandal will have to quiet any skepticism with his play.
Grandal was part of San Diego's second-half resurgence in 2012, hitting.297 with eight home runs and 36 RBIs in 60 games. He was called up on June 1, made his big league debut the next day and was sent back down. He was back up less than a month later, for good.
The Padres could leave Grandal in Triple-A a little longer, or, more likely, reinstate him on Tuesday.
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Kazakh figure skater and Olympic medalist Denis Ten died Thursday after being stabbed in an attack in the streets of the country's largest city, a top Kazakh official confirmed on social media. He was 25.
Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio.