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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
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
6Mike Bolsinger
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Chin-Hui Tsao