Grisham (heel) reported to Triple-A El Paso for a rehab assignment, and he's batting leadoff and playing center field Thursday, El Paso broadcaster Tim Hagerty reports.

The 24-year-old progressed to running the bases Wednesday, which was apparently one of the final hurdles before he could be cleared for a rehab assignment. Grisham last saw game action May 21 before going down with a bruised left heel, and he shouldn't require a lengthy stint in the minors before rejoining the Padres.

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