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Yasmani Grandal | Catcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Miami (FL)
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Yasmani Grandal did not require any labrum repair during last week's left shoulder surgery.
It was just a cleanup, and Grandal is now fully expected to be ready for the start of spring training next February. "We knew there was a chance that we might had to do the labrum. But obviously I didn't want to take longer to come back," Grandal said on Monday. "So I was very happy to hear that the labrum wasn't touched once I woke up from the surgery." Oct 26 - 3:26 PM
Source: True Blue LA

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Yasmani Grandal will undergo left shoulder surgery to repair his AC joint on Wednesday.

He won't be able to begin swinging a bat until January, but is expected to be ready for spring training. The hard-hitting backstop clubbed 16 home runs over 115 games in his first season with the Dodgers, but struggled miserably during the second half.
Oct 16 - 6:18 PM

Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) said he'll have an MRI on Tuesday to find out if he needs surgery.

Grandal had been playing through an injury to his left shoulder, and it's bad enough that he told reporters he expects to undergo arthroscopic surgery on the shoulder next Wednesday. Even so, surgery on his non-throwing shoulder shouldn't have a huge impact on Grandal's readiness for 2016. The 26-year-old batted .234/.353/.403 with 16 homers in 115 games this season.
Oct 15 - 11:59 PM

Yasmani Grandal is starting at catcher in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday versus the Mets.

That's a mild surprise. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly called Grandal "50-50" on Wednesday, but the catcher's nagging left (non-throwing) shoulder is apparently feeling strong enough to make him a better option than A.J. Ellis. Dodgers starter Zack Greinke does usually throw to Grandal, which probably played into the decision. Justin Turner (knee) is also in the lineup against Mets starter Jacob deGrom for this loser-goes-home NLDS Game 5 at Dodger Stadium.
Oct 15 - 3:47 PM

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) is "50/50" to play in Thursday's NLDS Game 5 against the Mets.

Grandal was banged up down the stretch and aggravated his left shoulder during a swing in Game 3 on Monday. A.J. Ellis is probably the better option behind the plate at this point, but Grandal could be available off the bench at the very least.
Oct 14 - 6:19 PM

Yasmani Grandal is available off the bench after aggravating his left shoulder injury during Game 3 on Monday.

Grandal has been battling a sore shoulder for the bulk of the second half and felt a twinge during a swing Monday. A.J. Ellis was going to catch Clayton Kershaw anyway, though, and Grandal is available to pinch-hit. "If he wasn't available, we would have made a move," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
Oct 13 - 5:13 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run, but the Dodgers fell to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Grandal brought the Dodgers back in the game, hitting a two-run home run in the eighth inning to make it a 6-4 affair. The backstop hadn't homered since August 1. Since then, he was hitting .113 (9-for-80). Overall, Grandal has a .249/.363/.429 triple-slash line with 16 home runs and 47 RBI.
Sep 22 - 1:34 AM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

Grandal finally snapped his hitless streak Monday and finds himself on the bench the next day. A.J. Ellis is catching.
Sep 15 - 6:34 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly Monday against the Rockies.

Grandal ended his 0-for-36 skid with a pair of singles. He has changed his stance to relieve the stress on his shoulder and hopes to get better results down the stretch.
Sep 15 - 1:14 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Grandal returned to action Saturday after missing five games with shoulder inflammation but is now back on the bench. A.J. Ellis is behind the dish.
Sep 13 - 1:02 PM

Yasmani Grandal returned to the Dodgers lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

It's his first start since last Saturday after missing five games with shoulder inflammation. Grandal has had a poor second half (.194 average) and is hitless in his last 33 at-bats. A.J. Ellis did most of the catching during his absence.
Sep 12 - 4:23 PM

Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) is out for a third consecutive game on Wednesday night against the Angels.

Grandal still has some inflammation in his left (non-throwing) shoulder, which bothers him when he tries to swing a bat. It's not clear when he might return. Austin Barnes is at catcher for the Dodgers on Wednesday.
Sep 9 - 6:32 PM

An MRI on Yasmani Grandal's left shoulder showed that he's dealing with inflammation and some fluid buildup.

It could have been worse, obviously, but Grandal will have to play through some pain for the rest of the season. He's hoping to return to the lineup by this weekend. Those in mixed leagues can probably cut Grandal loose, as he's hitless in his last 33 at-bats and will now have to play compromised.
Sep 8 - 6:57 PM

Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) remained out of the Dodgers' lineup Tuesday.

He hasn't played the last three days because of a sore left shoulder. Grandal is also in the midst of an 0-for-33 streak, so it's a good time to rest him. A.J. Ellis is behind the dish.
Sep 8 - 6:15 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

It's a day of rest for the slumping Grandal, who has just three hits in his last 55 at-bats and no hits in his previous 33 at-bats. A.J. Ellis is behind the plate.
Sep 6 - 1:45 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Jose Peraza
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
2Jimmy Rollins
3Ronald Torreyes
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Brett Anderson
4Alex Wood
5Brandon McCarthy
6Mike Bolsinger
7Joe Wieland
8Jharel Cotton
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Juan Nicasio
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Yimi Garcia
8Adam Liberatore
9Lisalverto Bonilla
10Carlos Frias
11Ian Thomas
12Josh Ravin