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Yasmani Grandal | Catcher | #9

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (12) / CIN
Contract: view contract details
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MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers are willing to trade catcher Yasmani Grandal this offseason.
Los Angeles could look to Austin Barnes to be the everyday backstop in 2018, and with Grandal again entering arbitration and looking at a raise on his $5.5 million dollar salary from 2017, he would make for a very expensive backup. The 29-year-old is coming off a year where he registered a .767 OPS and hit 22 homers while playing solid defense behind the plate, so even at a salary north of $6 million he should draw interest from teams looking for a starter behind the plate and left-handed bat. Nov 29 - 11:11 PM

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Yasmani Grandal (paternity) will rejoin the Dodgers in time for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

Grandal's wife delivered a healthy baby boy on Monday. Austin Barnes has been serving as the Dodgers' primary catcher in the postseason.
Oct 23 - 8:33 PM

Yasmani Grandal missed Monday's workout in order to be in Arizona with his wife, who is due to give birth.

Grandal will presumably be back for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, although the Dodgers haven't officially said as much. He's taken a back seat to Austin Barnes during the postseason, receiving two starts to Barnes' six.
Oct 23 - 6:37 PM

Yasmani Grandal homered and drove in all three of his club's runs on Sunday as the Dodgers beat the Giants 3-1.

Grandal got the Dodgers on the board with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, then tagged Chris Stratton for a two-run bomb in the fourth inning. He finished the afternoon 1-for-1 plus a walk and is now slashing .243/.305/.454 with 21 homers and 55 on the season.
Sep 24 - 7:18 PM

Yasmani Grandal launched a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

The shot off of Aaron Nola opened the scoring in this one. It was just the second home run in 20 games for Grandal, who is batting only .143 over that stretch to drop his season line to .244/.305/.449. The catcher does have 20 dingers on the season now, as he's put up his second straight 20-homer campaign.
Sep 19 - 11:31 PM

Yasmani Grandal is out of the Dodgers lineup on Wednesday.

Austin Barnes will get the start for the Dodgers and hit sixth. Grandal has 19 homers on the year, but has really struggled in September with an OPS of .322.
Sep 13 - 6:41 PM

Yasmani Grandal swatted his 19th home run, a solo shot, in Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

The solo homer was Grandal's first hit across 12 at-bats in the month of September. He now has 15 or more homers in each of the past four seasons. His 98 hits and 25 doubles represent career bests.
Sep 6 - 4:24 AM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 and scored the Dodgers' lone run in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Grandal singled and scored on an RBI double by Adrian Gonzalez in the second inning. That would be it for the Dodgers' offense against Zack Greinke and company in this one. The hard-hitting backstop is hitting .263/.315/.475 with 18 homers and 49 RBI on the season.
Aug 31 - 7:18 PM

Yasmany Grandal is getting the night off Wednesday against the Pirates.

Grandal slugged his 17th home run of the season on Tuesday, but now he'll take a scheduled breather. Austin Barnes is starting at catcher and batting ninth versus Bucs right-hander Trevor Williams.
Aug 23 - 3:45 PM

Yasmani Grandal ripped a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

He only had one hit on the night in five trips to the dish, but Grandal made it count by providing some extra cushion with a longball off of Edgar Santana. It's his third home run over his last six contests.
Aug 22 - 10:57 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's defeat of the Tigers.

His blast off closer Shane Greene essentially put the game out of reach. It was his 16th longball of the season and boosted his slash line to .264/.318/.478 with 44 RBI in 96 games. The catcher has boosted his batting average almost 40 points this year but it has come at the cost of some power. He hit 27 bombs in 126 games a year ago.
Aug 19 - 7:33 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

Austin Barnes caught Yu Darvish's last start and will work with him again on Wednesday. Grandal has had a quiet month, batting just .161 with one homer over 31 August at-bats.
Aug 16 - 7:13 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Grandal put an exclamation point on a five-run fourth inning for the Dodgers courtesy of a two-run home run off Luis Perdomo. The backstop owns a .263/.313/.471 triple-slash on the year and has cracked 15 homers while driving in 43 runs in 93 games.
Aug 13 - 7:21 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Grandal has slumped to a .136 average in August (3-for-22) and missed a game earlier with back spasms earlier this week. Austin Barnes will handle the catching duties for starter Yu Darvish on Thursday night.
Aug 10 - 6:36 PM

Yasmani Grandal (back) is starting at catcher and batting fifth on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks.

Grandal missed Sunday's series finale against the Mets after leaving Saturday's game with back spasms. It was clearly a minor issue.
Aug 8 - 5:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Charlie Culberson
3Tim Locastro
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Joc Pederson
2Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Brandon McCarthy
7Brock Stewart
8Scott Kazmir
9Wilmer Font
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Luis Avilan
4Tony Cingrani
5Ross Stripling
6Jesen Therrien
7Josh Fields
8Edward Paredes
9Walker Buehler
10Yimi Garcia
11Adam Liberatore
12Pat Venditte