Yasmani Grandal is set to return to the San Diego Padres today after his 50-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. John Baker will be sent down to make room for Grandal. Grandal was hitting .306 in nine minor league games at Triple-A Tuscon. Grandal was really impressive during his rookie campaign last year as he hit .297 with eight home runs, 36 RBI in 226 at-bats. Nick Hundley got off to such a hot start this year, but he has cooled off significantly, hitting just .143 in 18 games in May. Odds are that it will not be long before Grandal gets most of the playing time behind the plate.
Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Jered Weaver (elbow) will likely rejoin the Angels rotation next week. Weaver is scheduled to throw off the mound this weekend and if everything goes according to plan, fantasy owners should insert Weaver into their weekly lineups for next week. Weaver didn't make any rehab starts, but he has been in extended spring training throwing. On Wednesday, Weaver threw struck out nine in 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball. It appears that he will start on Monday or Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.