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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
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Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Braves.
He also drew a walk, reaching base in three of four plate appearances in his return to the lineup after missing a couple days with a sore jaw. Grandal usually cedes a couple starts per week to A.J. Ellis, but with Ellis on the disabled list with a knee injury, he should play mostly every day for at least a couple weeks. Jul 22 - 3:09 PM

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Yasmani Grandal (jaw) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.

Grandal didn't start the last two games because of a sore jaw that was the result of taking a foul tip Sunday. He pinch-hit the last two nights, though, and is back in the lineup for Wednesday's matinee.
Jul 22 - 9:15 AM

Yasmani Grandal (jaw) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

Grandal appeared as a pinch-hitter Monday, but he'll get another day to rest his jaw. Look for him to return to the starting lineup Wednesday. Austin Barnes is filling in behind the plate.
Jul 21 - 3:01 PM

Yasmani Grandal (jaw) had a pinch-hit single in Monday's game against the Braves.

Grandal left Sunday's game after taking a foul ball off his mask, but fortunately tests ruled out anything serious. He's expected to be out of the lineup again Tuesday, but look for him to return Wednesday.
Jul 21 - 8:35 AM

Yasmani Grandal (jaw) is expected back in the lineup on Wednesday.

Grandal left Sunday's game after taking a foul ball off his mask. X-rays on his jaw came back clean and he didn't suffer a concussion, but the Dodgers will give him a couple days to rest. Austin Barnes is catching on Monday.
Jul 20 - 5:34 PM

Yasmani Grandal (jaw) is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Monday night versus the Braves.

Grandal had his jaw rattled by a foul tip in Sunday's series finale against the Nationals. He's already dealt with a concussion this year, so the Dodgers will play it safe. Austin Barnes will start behind the plate and bat eighth in Monday's series opener.
Jul 20 - 3:38 PM

The X-rays on Yasmani Grandal came back negative on Sunday, revealing no broken jaw after he took a foul tip off his mask during a victory over the Nationals.

He's scheduled to undergo additional tests on Monday, but it doesn't appear as though he will be headed to the disabled list. A.J. Ellis would see increased time behind the dish if Grandal is forced to miss a couple of games. Grandal battled a concussion earlier this season.
Jul 19 - 5:05 PM

Yasmani Grandal left Sunday's game against the Nationals after taking a foul tip off his mask.

Grandal spent time on the 7-day concussion disabled list back in May, so the Dodgers weren't going to take any chances here. The catcher will surely undergo concussion tests before a determination on his status is made.
Jul 19 - 3:20 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

He's just receiving a day off. A.J. Ellis is behind the plate with Grandal out.
Jul 12 - 1:09 PM

Yasmani Grandal singled, walked, and homered in five plate appearances, but the Dodgers suffered a loss to the Phillies on Tuesday.

Grandal's two-run homer came in the sixth inning off of Chad Billingsley, putting the Dodgers on the board for the first time. He's gone yard in back-to-back games, which he also did on June 29-30. Now with 14 home runs, he's one away from tying his career-high set last season. Grandal is also hitting a terrific .278/.392/.527 with 36 RBI.
Jul 8 - 1:00 AM

Yasmani Grandal clubbed a three-run home run and walked in five plate appearances, helping the Dodgers outslug the Phillies in Monday's win.

Grandal, named to the 2015 National League All-Star roster on Monday, hit a game-tying three-run home run to right-center in the fifth inning against Sean O'Sullivan. The backstop has homered three times and knocked in eight runs in his last six games. As a result, he is now hitting .271/.384/.507 with 13 home runs and 34 RBI.
Jul 7 - 2:32 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
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
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mat Latos
5Alex Wood
6Carlos Frias
7Hyun-Jin Ryu
8Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Nicasio
8Jim Johnson