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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 (shoulder) is back in the Dodgers' starting lineup Thursday against the Reds.
Grandal had been sidelined since Saturday with soreness in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. The switch-hitter was able to take batting practice on Wednesday from both sides of the plate. He'll bat seventh in Thursday's matinee. Aug 27 - 9:58 AM

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Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) is expected to return Thursday.

Grandal has been out since Saturday with lingering soreness in his left (non-throwing) shoulder. It's an issue that has been bothering him for a while, but the Dodgers don't consider it to be serious. A.J. Ellis has been filling in at catcher for Los Angeles.
Aug 26 - 5:58 PM

Yasmani Grandal won't play Tuesday or Wednesday due to lingering soreness in his left shoulder.

Grandal also missed Sunday's finale in Houston and some time last week. He's considered day-to-day for now and the Dodgers don't think he'll need a DL stint. A.J. Ellis is starting at catcher and batting seventh Tuesday in the Dodgers' series opener in Cincinnati.
Aug 25 - 5:20 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

A.J. Ellis will catch Clayton Kershaw as usual. Grandal has just three hits in his last 30 at-bats.
Aug 23 - 11:19 AM

Yasmani Grandal is out of the Dodgers' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Athletics.

A.J. Ellis will catch Clayton Kershaw and Alex Guerrero will serve as the Dodgers' DH in the interleague matchup in Oakland. Grandal is just getting a night off. He's been battling a sore left (non-throwing) shoulder.
Aug 18 - 5:45 PM

Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

Grandal missed Thursday's game with a sore left (non-throwing) shoulder but is ready to go in this one. He's hitting .284/.389/.489 with 15 homers on the season.
Aug 14 - 5:15 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Thursday.

Grandal is dealing with a sore shoulder (non-throwing). A.J. Ellis will suit up behind the plate and bat eighth for the Dodgers against Keyvius Sampson and the Reds on Thursday.
Aug 13 - 6:19 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop. A.J. Ellis will work behind the dish on Saturday and bat seventh against opposing left-hander Francisco Liriano.
Aug 8 - 12:26 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.

He's just getting a breather. A.J. Ellis is behind the dish Wednesday while Grandal rests.
Aug 5 - 2:37 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Alex Wood
5Mat Latos
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Bronson Arroyo
9Carlos Frias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Luis Avilan
7Juan Nicasio
8Jim Johnson
9Joe Wieland
10Mike Bolsinger
11Ian Thomas
12Josh Ravin