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Yasmani Grandal | Catcher | #9

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (12) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.
Austin Barnes caught Yu Darvish's last start and will work with him again on Wednesday. Grandal has had a quiet month, batting just .161 with one homer over 31 August at-bats. Aug 16 - 7:13 PM

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Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Grandal put an exclamation point on a five-run fourth inning for the Dodgers courtesy of a two-run home run off Luis Perdomo. The backstop owns a .263/.313/.471 triple-slash on the year and has cracked 15 homers while driving in 43 runs in 93 games.
Aug 13 - 7:21 PM

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

Grandal has slumped to a .136 average in August (3-for-22) and missed a game earlier with back spasms earlier this week. Austin Barnes will handle the catching duties for starter Yu Darvish on Thursday night.
Aug 10 - 6:36 PM

Yasmani Grandal (back) is starting at catcher and batting fifth on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks.

Grandal missed Sunday's series finale against the Mets after leaving Saturday's game with back spasms. It was clearly a minor issue.
Aug 8 - 5:15 PM

Yasmani Grandal (back) is expected back in the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

Grandal sat out Sunday after exiting Saturday's game with back spasms, but he's expected to be fine. The catcher is sporting a .268/.315/.471 batting line with 14 home runs this season.
Aug 8 - 10:22 AM

Yasmani Grandal was removed from Saturday's game against the Mets with back spasms.

Austin Barnes finished out the 7-4 victory behind the plate. Grandal, who was 1-for-4 with a double before exiting, should be considered day-to-day.
Aug 5 - 7:38 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Braves.

Grandal had a strong July (.317 AVG in 60 at-bats) but has struck out five times in eight at-bats to begin August. Austin Barnes will catch for left-hander Alex Wood in Thursday's series finale.
Aug 3 - 4:12 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in Thursday's loss to the Braves.

After the Braves worked out to a 6-1 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, Grandal got his crew right back into it with a two-run home run off Mike Foltynewicz. He has now gone deep in two of his last three games. Overall, Grandal is slashing .266/.318/.482 with 13 homers and 39 RBI across 274 at-bats.
Jul 21 - 1:18 AM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson are also sitting out. The Dodgers have Austin Barnes catching, Trayce Thompson in center field and Enrique Hernandez in right.
Jul 16 - 10:33 AM

Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run home run in Saturday's win over the Marlins.

The homer, in the third inning, was Grandal's 12th of the season. The backstop has traded some pop for a higher average this year, and it's resulted in a good all-around line for Grandal. Through Saturday, the 28-year-old is hitting .267/.319/.474 with 12 homers, 37 RBI and 30 runs scored.
Jul 15 - 11:43 PM

Yasmani Grandal (hand) went 1-for-3 plus a walk in his return to the Dodgers' lineup on Friday.

Grandal missed the final game of the first half after taking a foul ball off of his hand the previous night. The hard-hitting backstop is slashing .268/.322/.467 with 11 bombs and 34 RBI in 261 at-bats on the season.
Jul 15 - 8:13 AM

X-rays on Yasmani Grandal's left hand came back negative.

Grandal was pulled from Saturday's game after being seen talking with the trainer in the dugout, but he's avoided anything serious. He will, however, sit out Sunday, with Austin Barnes filling in at catcher.
Jul 9 - 12:31 PM

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

Grandal's just getting a maintenance day. Austin Barnes will catch for Rich Hill and bat fifth. Hill hurled seven shutout innings with Barnes behind the plate on Saturday so perhaps the Dodgers will be inclined to use that pairing going forward.
Jul 6 - 7:42 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

Austin Barnes is getting another start behind the plate after plating seven runs in Friday night's victory. Grandal has also been hot for the Dodgers, slugging four homers over his last seven games. Look for him to start Sunday's series finale.
Jul 1 - 7:02 PM

Yasmani Grandal finished with a single, double and a run scored across four at-bats in Saturday's win against the Rockies.

Grandal has hit safely in each of his past five games, and he has three consecutive multi-hit efforts. He is a career .242 hitter, so his .272 mark overall on the season is the biggest surprise of all of his offensive stats to date.
Jun 25 - 3:06 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
3Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Chris Taylor
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Yu Darvish
3Alex Wood
4Rich Hill
5Kenta Maeda
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Tony Watson
4Brandon Morrow
5Luis Avilan
6Grant Dayton
7Tony Cingrani
8Ross Stripling
9Josh Fields
10Adam Liberatore
11Yimi Garcia