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Hundley slams Grandal's PED use

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Yasmani Grandal is eligible to return to the Padres lineup on May 28th. Yasmani Grandal is eligible to return to the Padres lineup on May 28th.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona Baseball alum Nick Hundley ('05) does not seem to be worried or concerned about the pending return of suspended teammate Yasmani Grandal.

Hundley reclaimed his starting catcher duties with the Padres when Grandal was suspended 50 games during the off-season for use of performance enhancing drugs.

Grandal is eligible to return to the Padres in a little over two weeks. When asked about Grandal's return, Hundley told the San Diego Union Tribune, "You want to talk about a guy who is unproven and had a good couple months on steroids, go ahead."

The University of Miami product supplanted Hundley as the everyday catcher in 2012 as the Wildcat has his worst season in the big leagues in 2012.

Nick got off to a great start this season, hitting .329 with three home runs and 11 RBI in April but he has slumped to start May going just 1-for-21 including a current slide of no hits in his last 17 at-bats.

Nick's batting averaged slumped in 2012 to .157 and he was sent down to Triple-A Tucson before being shelved for the season with a knee injury. All of this on the heels of signing a $9 million contract extension with San Diego.

Meanwhile Grandal called up in late June thrived hitting .297 with eight home runs and 36 RBI in his first 60 Major League games.

Grandal was the centerpiece of the Tucson Padres lineup before his call up, batting .335 in 56 games.

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