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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 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

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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

Yasmani Grandal doubled in Enrique Hernandez in the top of the 10th to push the Dodgers past the Braves 2-1 on Thursday.

Clayton Kershaw was pitching, so Grandal didn't start. He pinch-hit for A.J. Ellis in the eighth and walked, then delivered the double in the 10th. Grandal is 7-for-16 with no strikeouts and seven walks since coming off the disabled list on April 12. Even though he's far from an everyday catcher right now, he's becoming worth playing in one-catcher mixed leagues.
Apr 21 - 4:12 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-3 with a double and two walks in Wednesday night's victory over the Orioles.

Grandal got a late start to the season, but has kicked things off with a scorching hot .400/.571/.600 slash line. He actually has six walks and zero strikeouts in 21 plate appearances. The Dodgers have said that they expect Grandal and A.J. Ellis to split playing time, due to the former's injury concerns, but one figures manager Dave Roberts will pencil in Grandal as often as possible, as he's the better offensive option.
Apr 20 - 11:21 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that "there are limitations" on how much he can play Yasmani Grandal.

Grandal will start on Sunday for the second straight day, but Roberts plans to "ease him in a little bit" as he returns from a straight right forearm. "I think it’s a little bit of both," Roberts said. "Concern, no. But it is a possibility of a setback. That’s why we took this process slow and were prudent. But any injury you have there’s a possibility of a setback. For me, it’s just trying to monitor and be mindful." Expect Grandal and A.J. Ellis to split the catching duties pretty evenly for a while. It's obviously a less than ideal situation for Grandal's fantasy owners.
Apr 17 - 11:33 AM

Dodgers activated C Yasmani Grandal from the 15-day disabled list.

Grandal, who started the year on the disabled list with a strained right forearm, went 3-for-9 (.333) with a homer during a brief rehab stint with Triple-A Oklahoma City. While he's back on the active roster, A.J. Ellis is starting behind the plate and catching Kenta Maeda on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Grandal is expected to be in the starting lineup on Wednesday.
Apr 12 - 1:03 PM

Yasmani Grandal (forearm) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

If all goes well, he should be activated for the Dodgers' home opener on Tuesday. Grandal was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training with a strained right forearm. A.J. Ellis and Austin Barnes have been splitting time at catcher for Los Angeles.
Apr 7 - 2:40 PM

Yasmani Grandal (forearm) played in a simulated game Tuesday in Arizona.

Grandal hit the disabled list on Opening Day with a strained right forearm, but the Dodgers are expecting him to be ready for their home opener next Tuesday. A.J. Ellis and Austin Barnes are serving as the Dodgers' catchers in the meantime. Look for Barnes to be optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City early next week.
Apr 5 - 8:10 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that he's hopeful Yasmani Grandal (forearm) will be ready for the team's home opener next Tuesday.

Grandal was able to play in a minor league game on Saturday, but the Dodgers decided to play things safe and have him begin the season on the disabled list. A.J. Ellis will handle the bulk of the catching duties over the next week.
Apr 4 - 10:19 PM

Dodgers placed C Yasmani Grandal on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm.

The club had been hoping Grandal was going to be ready for the start of the regular season season, but he needs more time. A.J. Ellis will be the primary catcher while Grandal is on the shelf. It shouldn't be more than a couple of weeks.
Apr 3 - 12:55 PM

Yasmani Grandal (forearm) will catch five innings on Saturday against the Angels.

It's a good sign that he'll be on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster and avoid the disabled list. Grandal has been battling a strained right forearm of late, but he's obviously made some strides recently. Still, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Dodgers play A.J. Ellis a little more often early on in the season just to be safe.
Mar 31 - 7:07 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Yasmani Grandal (forearm) might be ready to play in a minor league game on Thursday.

Grandal has been slowed recently with a strained right forearm, but he was able to take batting practice from both sides of the plate on Wednesday and is expected to play in exhibition games this weekend. Barring a setback, the Dodgers expect him to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 30 - 2:24 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that Yasmani Grandal (forearm) is expected to be ready for Opening Day.

Grandal took dry swings and made some throws on Monday, so he's starting to make some tangible progress from a strained right forearm. The plan calls for him to join the Dodgers on Saturday for their weekend exhibition series against the Angels. Barring a setback, the club expects to have him available for the start of the season.
Mar 29 - 12:43 PM

Yasmani Grandal (forearm) was cleared to take dry swings on Monday.

Grandal also threw the ball back to Scott Kazmir while catching his bullpen session. He's beginning to make some progress from a strained right forearm, but his status for Opening Day remains in question.
Mar 28 - 7:20 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts on Sunday expressed hope that Yasmani Grandal (forearm) will be active on Opening Day.

Grandal is currently shut down with a right forearm injury and it's unclear how realistic Roberts' hopes are. The catcher could be cleared to play catch and swing a bat Monday. A.J. Ellis will be in line for more playing time if Grandal isn't ready.
Mar 27 - 2:38 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Ross Stripling
7Mike Bolsinger
8Brett Anderson
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Zach Lee