Yasmani Grandal banned 50 games

Updated: November 7, 2012, 6:57 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal has been suspended 50 games because of a positive test for testosterone.

The commissioner's office announced the drug penalty Wednesday. The ban will start at the start of next season.

Grandal made his big league debut this year. He hit .297 with eight home runs and 36 RBIs in 60 games. He turns 24 on Thursday.

"I apologize to the fans, my teammates and to the San Diego Padres," he said in a statement. "I was disappointed ...

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