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Yasmani Grandal | Catcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Yasmani Grandal is absent from the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.
It's a simple day off. A.J. Ellis will catch while Grandal comes off the bench. Jul 5 - 1:11 PM

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Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Grandal, a switch-hitter who hits significantly better from the left side, will sit this one out against southpaw Robbie Ray. A.J. Ellis will catch Brett Anderson for the Dodgers in Grandal's place.
Jul 1 - 6:37 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and a two-run home run in Tuesday's 10-inning win against the Diamondbacks.

Grandal opened the scoring with a two-run home run off of Rubby De La Rosa in the second inning. He added necessary insurance in the 10th inning with a two-run double to make it a 6-3 game. Grandal has homered in back-to-back games, giving him 12 on the season along with 31 RBI and a .269/.380/.497 triple-slash line.
Jul 1 - 1:52 AM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

It's the second straight game he's been on the bench. Grandal isn't suffering from any known injury, so it appears the club is just wanting to go with A.J. Ellis behind the plate.
Jun 26 - 3:14 PM

Yasmani Grandal blasted a pair of home runs on Sunday night, powering the Dodgers to a 10-2 victory over the Giants.

Grandal also singled, finishing the night 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a pair of RBI. Each of Grandal's long balls, and all four that the Dodgers hit in the contest, came off of San Francisco reliever Yusmeiro Petit. Grandal has been an absolute force offensively for the Dodgers this year, slashing .276/.386/.494 with 10 homers and 26 RBI in 170 at-bats. His defense is also drawing positive marks from various metrics.
Jun 21 - 11:15 PM

Yasmani Grandal hit a solo homer and drew a walk in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Grandal's eighth-inning blast off Tanner Scheppers was the only offense of the game for the Dodgers. The 26-year-old has three homers in his last four games and owns a strong .272/.383/.477 batting line on the year to go along with eight homers and 23 RBI in 48 games.
Jun 15 - 11:45 PM

Yasmani Grandal is sitting for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies.

Austin Barnes will start behind the plate and catch Juan Nicasio. Look for Grandal to start the second game.
Jun 2 - 12:03 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Cardinals.

Prior to Saturday's game, Grandal had been on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion suffered on May 22. His return went swimmingly. Grandal's three-run, 435-foot homer off Cardinals starter Michael Wacha in the sixth inning snapped a 1-1 tie and gave the Dodgers a lead they would not relinquish. The dinger was Grandal's fifth of the season and he's now driven in 20 runs to pair with a .292/.406/.491 slash line. While head injuries are tricky, owners should feel confident deploying the 26-year-old catcher in their lineups moving forward.
May 31 - 12:32 AM

Dodgers activated catcher Yasmani Grandal from the seven-day concussion disabled list.

The Dodgers will go with three catchers for now, perhaps just in case Grandal has a setback. Grandal will go right back to doing the bulk of the catching.
May 30 - 3:28 PM

Yasmani Grandal has passed all concussions tests given to him by the Dodgers' medical staff.

He'll play in three rehab games with Triple-A Oklahoma City beginning on Tuesday -- serving as the designated hitter -- before being activated on Saturday when first eligible. Grandal sports a nice .291/.403/.466 batting line with four homers and 17 RBI for the Dodgers this season.
May 25 - 5:11 PM

Yasmani Grandal (concussion) will serve as the designated hitter on his upcoming rehab stint with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

It's a good sign that he'll be ready to come off the 7-day concussion disabled list as soon as he's eligible to do so, as his timing shouldn't be off. Expect Grandal to rejoin the Dodgers by the end of next week.
May 24 - 7:30 PM

Yasmani Grandal (concussion) is expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible next Saturday.

Grandal was placed on the DL Saturday with a mild concussion, but the Dodgers anticipate him being ready to play in a few days. He could play 2-3 rehab games before being activated.
May 24 - 2:28 PM

Dodgers placed C Yasmani Grandal on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Grandal suffered the injury Friday when Padres first baseman Yangervis Solarte hit him with his backswing. The Dodgers think he'll be back to normal soon but understandably wanted to be cautious. We'd expect A.J. Ellis to do most of the catching in his absence, though Austin Barnes could see time there as well. Barnes was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday.
May 23 - 5:54 PM

The Dodgers aren't sure whether Yasmani Grandal suffered a concussion Friday, but he won't play Saturday.

It's possible Grandal will end up on the seven-day concussion DL, but that remains to be seen. A.J. Ellis will catch Saturday.
May 23 - 12:59 AM

Yasmani Grandal was forced to leave Friday's game against the Padres after being hit in the head by Yangervis Solarte's backswing.

Grandal attempted to remain in the game but had to be replaced by A.J. Ellis to start the fifth inning. He's likely to be evaluated for a possible concussion. Consider him day-to-day.
May 22 - 11:27 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Yimi Garcia
5Pedro Baez
6Paco Rodriguez
7Chris Hatcher
8Adam Liberatore
9Daniel Coulombe
10Juan Nicasio