UPDATE: Although the team initially called the injury a right knee sprain, Grandal left the stadium on crutches with ACL and MCL damage, according to MLB.com's Corey Brock. Manager Bud Black described the injury as "not good."
* * *
Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal left Saturday afternoon's game against the Nationals with a right leg injury -- possible to his knee or ankle -- following an Anthony Rendon slide at the plate in the third inning. Here's the play:
It's a clean slide, but unfortunately Rendon slid right into Grandal's foot. Grandal remained on the ground for several minutes and was in obvious pain. He was eventually carried off the field.
Grandal, 24, came into the game hitting .218/.355/.345 (102 OPS+) with one home run and more walks (18) than strikeouts (17) in 27 games. He was suspended for the first 50 games of the year after testing positive for a banned substance.
The Padres have yet to release an official update on Grandal.