The Padres recalled catcher Rene Rivera from Triple-A to take his place on the roster. Rivera is batting .343 for Triple-A Tucson this season, although that number may be slightly-inflated due to the offensive environment of the Pacific Coast League.
After a nasty collision at the plate in which Nationals second baseman Anthony Rendon slid into Grandal's right leg, Grandal was on the ground for a few minutes in obvious pain. If the injury is truly just a sprain, then it is a minor miracle as it looked much worse when it occurred.
Grandal did not play much prior to the injury, as he served a 50-game suspension at the beginning of the year after testing positive for a banned substance.
Grandal was batting .218 with an OPS of .700 before his injury, but he also had more walks than strikeouts.