Padres Actively Shopping Yasmani Grandal

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Padres are actively shopping catcher Yasmani Grandal. The Cuban-born catcher has spent his three-year career entirely with the San Diego Padres, hitting .245 with 24 home runs and 94 RBI in those three years combined.

Grandal is likely to command more than usual, due to the lackluster amount of catchers left on the free agent market, after Russell Martin signed earlier this off season. Grandal is, however, coming off of a major knee injury, which could limit his ability at catcher, and hit .225 after coming back from that injury.

In their organization, consensus top-30 MLB prospect Austin Hedges, is expected to take over at catcher if Grandal is indeed moved. The 22-year-old catcher has spent the last four seasons in the minors, after being drafted in the second round, straight from high school.

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