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Padres Reinstate Grandal From Restricted List

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    Yasmani Grandal talks to NBC 7 reporter Todd Strain about being reinstated after a 50-game suspension. (Published Thursday, May 30, 2013)

    The San Diego Padres have reinstated catcher Yasmani Grandal from the restricted list after he missed the first 50 games of the season while serving a suspension for a positive testosterone test.

    The Padres made the move official on Tuesday before completing a two-game series in Seattle. The Padres optioned catcher John Baker to Triple-A Tucson and designated for assignment infielder Edinson Rincon.
      
    Grandal was part of San Diego's second-half resurgence in 2012, hitting .297 with eight home runs and 36 RBIs in 60 games. Grandal was allowed to play 10 games at Triple-A, where he hit .306 with three doubles and two RBIs in nine games.
      
    Grandal apologized to his teammates at the start of spring training and read a statement in which he apologized to fans and the organization.

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