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Yasmani Grandal | Catcher | #9

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 235
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (12) / CIN
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Yasmani Grandal crushed a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Nationals.
Tanner Roark was pitching a shutout entering the eighth, but the Dodgers put two men on against him to start the frame and Grandal made Roark pay for those base runners, clocking a three-run homer to boost the home team to a 3-2 lead. Kenley Jansen would close out the affair without incident in the ninth. For the season, Grandal is slashing just .183/.304/.353 with six homers and 26 RBI across 153 at-bats. Those numbers look even more unsightly when one considers the fact that Grandal actually hit .295/.426/.477 in April. Jun 22 - 1:09 AM

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Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers starting lineup for Sunday night's showdown against the Giants.

It'll be A.J. Ellis instead working behind the dish for the Dodgers and batting eighth against Jake Peavy. Look for Grandal to be back in there for Monday's series-opener against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
Jun 12 - 5:09 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in Monday's lineup against the Rockies.

A.J. Ellis will start behind the plate and catch Mike Bolsinger. He's batting eighth versus right-hander Tyler Chatwood.
Jun 6 - 6:45 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

Call it a much-needed day to clear the head. Grandal is hitting just .188/.281/.357 this season. A.J. Ellis earns the start at catcher in his place and will bat seventh.
Jun 1 - 8:05 PM

Yasmani Grandal went hitless in three plate appearances Monday, watching his season batting line drop to .188/.281/.357.

The Cubs managed to hold the Dodgers to just one hit on the day even after losing starter Jason Hammel to a hamstring cramp after two innings. Grandal can't wait to flip the calendar to June, as he's batted an ugly .123/.183/.292 in May after a .295/.426/.477 April.
May 30 - 8:39 PM

Yasmani Grandal hit his fourth homer Wednesday against the Reds.

Grandal had been in a 2-for-33 slump while dealing with his frequent off days and a recent minor ankle injury. He's been awfully slump-prone throughout his career, partly due to playing through physical issues, but he can also look like an elite catcher at times.
May 26 - 1:20 AM

Yasmani Grandal (ankle) is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Reds.

Grandal missed a few games after fouling a ball off his right ankle on Saturday. He's starting at catcher and batting eighth Tuesday night against Reds righty Daniel Wright. It will be Winkler's major league debut.
Source: True Blue LA
May 24 - 6:34 PM

Yasmani Grandal (ankle) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Sunday's marathon win over the Padres.

Grandal was held out of the Dodgers' starting lineup after fouling a ball off his right ankle on Saturday. X-rays came back negative. He's considered day-to-day.
May 23 - 9:14 AM

Yasmani Grandal (ankle) is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

Grandal departed Saturday's game after fouling a ball off his right ankle. X-rays came back clean and he's available to pinch-hit. A.J. Ellis is catching Sunday. The Dodgers also have Howie Kendrick at third base for Justin Turner and Trayce Thompson in left field.

X-rays on Yasmani Grandal's right foot came back negative.

Grandal had to leave Saturday's loss to the Padres after fouling a ball off the foot, but thankfully exams came back clean. "It looks worse than it is," said Grandal. Even with X-rays coming back negative, it wouldn't be a surprise if Grandal sits for a day or two if he's sore.
May 22 - 8:10 AM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

He had started each of the last three games. A.J. Ellis is behind the dish on Friday. The Dodgers are also resting Chase Utley, as Howie Kendrick is at second base and Trayce Thompson is in left field.

Yasmani Grandal clocked a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the Mets.

That three-run dinger was Grandal's only hit of the game, but it was probably the biggest hit of the game, too. And it came in the first inning. With one run already home, Grandal stepped to the plate against Bartolo Colon and unloaded for a three-run bomb to give the Dodgers a 4-0 lead. That was more than enough to back a locked-in Clayton Kershaw. For the season, Grandal is slashing .250/.350/.471 with three homers and 12 RBI over 68 at-bats. He is looking for his third consecutive season with double-digit homers.
May 13 - 12:44 AM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers starting lineup for Saturday's matchup against the Blue Jays.

Being a day game after a night game, skipper Dave Roberts decided it was a perfect time to give Grandal a breather. A.J. Ellis will work behind the plate and bat ninth against R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays.
May 7 - 10:01 AM

Yasmani Grandal is out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays.

He'll sit against left-hander Matt Moore. A.J. Ellis will start behind the dish and catch Scott Kazmir.
May 3 - 2:21 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Marlins.

Grandal notched his RBI double off Marlins starter Jose Fernandez in the first inning. He also struck out twice while walking once. The 27-year-old catcher is hitting .278/.435/.417 with four doubles and five RBI in 36 at-bats. Grandal hit 15 homers in 2014 and bested that with 16 in 2015. He is still looking for his first dinger of the 2016 campaign.
Apr 29 - 1:06 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Casey Fien
10Adam Liberatore
11Chin-Hui Tsao