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9 Yasmani Grandal C
Height/Weight: 6-2/225 | Birthdate: 11/8/1988 | Birthplace: Havana, Cuba | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 89/73 | Average Draft Position: 228.79
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Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal hits home run in Monday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal connected off Allen Webster in the fourth inning for his 11th home run of the season during Monday's 10-6 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Grandal finished the game 2 for 3 with one RBI and two walks. Prior to Monday's performance, Grandal was hitting .167 with two home runs and three RBI in his last 10 games.


Dodgers get Ethier, Grandal, Rollins back in Tuesday lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) The Dodgers are welcoming outfielder Andre Ethier, catcher Yasmani Grandal and shortstop Jimmy Rollins back to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs. 

Grandal and Rollins both were off on Monday and Ethier missed the past two games. Grandal will bat fifth, Ethier is hitting sixth and Rollins is slated for eighth. 


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal belts two solo home runs on Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal recorded his fourth-career two-homer game in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Giants. Grandal hit a pair of solo bombs of Yusmeiro Petit in the third and fourth inning, giving him a total of 10 home runs on the year.

Grandal also singled in the game, as he went 3 for 5 with the two home runs. Before Sunday's offensive explosion, Grandal had been rather cold at the plate. The three hits he collected on Sunday match the total from his previous four starts.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal will start against Rangers


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal will start against the Rangers on Thursday.

Grandal didn't get the start for Wednesday's game, though he did get an at bat as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning.

In his last eight games, Grandal is hitting .292 with three home runs and three RBI.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal sits on Wednesday vs. Rangers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is getting the night off on Wednesday, as he is out of the starting lineup against the Rangers. The Dodgers are facing a lefty in Wandy Rodriguez, and the switch-hitting Grandal is batting just .227 (5 for 22) against southpaws this season. 

Grandal has also started each of the last four games behind the plate, so A.J. Ellis will handle the catching duties, as per normal when Clayton Kershaw makes the start for the Dodgers.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal belts home run No. 7 on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/14/2015) Catcher Yasmani Grandal provided all of the scoring for the Dodgers in the 2-1 loss to the Padres on Saturday. Grandal launched a solo home run in the third inning to tie the game up at one. But the Dodgers were unable to add to that, as they snapped their four-game win streak.

Grandal's home run was his seventh of the season, and his second in as many games as he continues to swing a fairly-hot bat since returning from the disabled list. 


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal out, A.J. Ellis in on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) After starting four straight games behind the plate, Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal will get a rest on Friday, as he is being held out of the starting lineup against the Padres. Grandal recently returned from a brief stint on the disabled list with a concussion, and has hit .237 (9 for 38) in the 12 games since his return.

He will cede the catching duties to A.J. Ellis with Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the Dodgers.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal to bat second in Thursday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) The Dodgers moved catcher Yasmani Grandal into the No. 2 hole for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, the team announced.

It is the third time Grandal will bat second in a game this season. He will face Michael Wacha, who he is 1 for 2 against in his career. Since returning from the disabled list, Grandal is hitting .313 with one home run and three RBI in his last six games.

The Dodgers are the favorites (-108) over the Cardinals on Thursday.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal crushes three-run home run


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/31/2015) Fresh off of the 7-day concussion disabled list, Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal capped off a four-run fourth inning with a three-run home run in Saturday's win over the Cardinals. Grandal's blast, his fifth of the season, came off St. Louis starter Michael Wacha and put the Dodgers up 4-1. 

Grandal had been out since May 23 with concussion symptoms, but was finally able to return on Saturday. He's now hitting at a .292 clip on the season.


Dodgers activate Yasmani Grandal from DL, send down Chris Heisey


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) The Dodgers announced that catcher Yasmani Grandal was activated from the seven-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game.

Grandal suffered a concussion, but he completed a minor league injury rehab assignment and is ready to return to the team. 

"Yasmani gives us a switch-hitter in the middle who has given us some production and gives us a bigger bat in the middle of the order," manager Don Mattingly said, per MLB.com

To make room for Grandal, the Dodgers sent outfielder Chris Heisey to Triple-A. Heisey hit .111 in five games with the team. 


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal ready to be activated Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal has finished his rehab assignment and rejoined the team in St. Louis on Friday. Grandal is currently on the 7-day concussion list, but is likely to be activated in time for Saturday's game, according to the Orange County Register. 


Dodgers C Yansmani Grandal collects three hits during rehab assignment


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal went 3 for 10 during three rehab games in Triple-A, reports TrueBlueLA.com.

Grandal is on the 7-day concussion disabled list and he is expected back Saturday. He was the designated hitter during the assignment.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal scores three runs in rehab game Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal went 1 for 3 at the plate during a rehab assignment Tuesday for the team's Triple-A affiliate.

Grandal also walked three times and scored three runs. Grandal is on the 7-day disabled concussion list and he is expected back Saturday.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal: I will be back Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal has declared that he will back Saturday against St. Louis, he has told a team reporter. He added that he has passed all the required medical tests.

Grandal, who has been on the 7-day concussion disabled list, is beginning a rehab stint at Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

When he returns, he will do so with a .291 average and 17 RBI.


Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal to serve as DH in Triple-A rehab


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal will begin his Triple-A rehab assignment with Oklahoma City on Monday against Salt Lake and serve as the designated hitter, according to the Los Angeles News Group.

Grandal is currently on the 7-day DL after suffering a concussion when he took a bat to the head on Saturday. Grandal is hitting .291 with 17 RBI in 103 at-bats and could be activated as soon as he's eligible.


Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal could come off 7-day DL when eligible


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that the organization believes catcher Yasmani Grandal will be able to come off of the 7-day concussion disabled list when eligible, according to SB Nation's True Blue LA. 

It's possible that Grandal participates in two or three minor-league rehab games, however. 

On Saturday, Grandal was hit in the facemask by a backswing from Yangervis Solarte, which triggered a head injury. He was diagnosed with a mild concussion

"I don't have the degree of how good he was doing yesterday, but just talking to him, he felt 100 percent yesterday," Mattingly said, via MLB.com. "If everything goes good and he gets cleared, I think he'll get some games in order to stay sharp."

This season, Grandal is slashing .291/.403/.466. 


Dodgers place C Yasmani Grandal on 7-day concussion DL


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) The Dodgers have placed catcher Yasmani Grandal on the 7-day disabled list with a head injury. On Friday, Grandal was hit in the mask on Yangervis Solarte's back swing in the third inning, and then caught a foul ball off the mask in the fourth. He was able to take his turn at bat in the bottom of the fourth, but was removed from the game.

"Just looking at him, he stepped out twice before he hit the ball to center, when he came back in Stan [Conte, team trainer] was paying close attention to him," manager Don Mattingly said, per TrueBlue LA.

He was evaluated after the game and early reports indicated he passed concussion tests. But, the team decided to place him on the DL to give him time to recover. Mattingly did say Grandal had a "mild concussion" and could be able to return in a couple of days. 

Rookie Austin Barnes is being promoted from Triple-A to take Grandal's spot on the roster. 


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal suffers head injury Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal was taken out of Friday's game against the Padres after he suffered a head injury, reports MLB.com.

After the game, manger Don Mattingly he was unsure if Grandal had suffered a concussion. He will be assessed Saturday for further evaluation, but he did pass concussion tests after a bat hit his mask.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal still reaching base consistently


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is on an interesting run. He has gotten at least one hit in every other game since May 8 and is hitless in the others.

The bottom line is a 7-for-28 stretch that has lowered his batting average from .307 to a still-strong .287. Grandal has been among the pleasant surprises for the Dodgers with a fine .402 on-base percentage. He has 20 walks in 101 at-bats.


Dodgers' Andre Ethier, Yasmani Grandal not in lineup on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is resting a number of regulars on Saturday against the Rockies. Included in that group is right fielder Andre Ethier and catcher Yasmani Grandal.

Ethier has started 17 of the last 19 games in right field for the Dodgers, and he's been hot at the plate lately. Over his last 10 games, Ethier is hitting .343 with a home run and five RBI. Scott Van Slyke is making the start in right field on Saturday.

Grandal meanwhile has started five straight games behind the plate, so Mattingly will give his legs a rest. A.J. Ellis will catch Zack Greinke against the Rockies. 

"A.J. hasn't been playing a whole lot lately," Mattingly said to MLB.com. "I'm trying to get him in there against left-handers as much as I can. I never worry about A.J. as a [good] teammate. I just want to make sure he doesn't feel slighted. He'll be a bigger part of the mix in the next section of games, when we have day after night, and travel."


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal stays hot at the plate on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) Catcher Yasmani Grandal was part of the run-scoring explosion on Tuesday, as the Dodgers routed the Marlins 11-1. Grandal chipped in a pair of singles, while driving in two and scoring two runs on the evening.

Grandal is red-hot at the plate right now, as he owns a ridiculous .500/.590/.900 batting line over his last 10 games, with three of his four home runs this season coming in that stretch. His season batting average is up to .309 as he continues to get regular playing time behind the plate. 


Dodgers' Grandal, Ethier, Uribe out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, right fielder Andre Ethier and third baseman Juan Uribe are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Rockies.

Grandal has been red hot in May, raising his average from .189 to .307 in a span of seven games, but he'll get a second straight day off Sunday after Saturday's game was postponed. A.J. Ellis will start behind the plate.

The Dodgers are heavy road favorites (-185) Sunday.


Dodgers' Grandal homers twice, totals eight RBI in 14-4 win Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal haunted the Brewers pitching staff during a 14-4 rout Thursday. Grandal had a career-high eight RBI in Thursday's win.

"You're on a new team, and you just want to do good, you want to belong here and turn it around at some point," Grandal said, per MLB.com "[Manager Don Mattingly] just said, you know the numbers will be there. Just relax and play."

Grandal started his afternoon with a one-out single in the first inning, which produced no runs. He then walked in the third and fifth innings before driving home two runs with a single in the sixth inning. He added a three-run homer in the eighth inning before hitting another three-run homer in the ninth inning.

"Yaz has got a really good eye, and he sees the ball good," Mattingly said. "He's got to use that and attack. He's a little like Joc. He's got to use the whole field."

He finished the afternoon 4 for 4 with three runs and two walks. Grandal's previous career high was five RBI. He has had just three multiple home run games in his career.

Grandal's eight RBI are the most for a Dodger since James Loney had nine in 2006. He entered play Thursday with just two home runs and four RBI in his first 22 games.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal in, A.J. Ellis out Thursday vs. MIL


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Catcher Yasmani Grandal was back in the Dodgers' starting lineup, batting second for Thursday's matinee against the Brewers. Grandal was rested on Wednesday after starting five of the team's previous six games. Grandal has been hitting the ball well lately, going 10 for his last 35 with a home run and four doubles. 

He has been sharing the catching duties with A.J. Ellis, who was out of the lineup on Thursday.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal remains on roll in Monday loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal expressed hope after slugging a homer Sunday that his slump was over.

Apparently it is.

Grandal mashed three more hits Monday night in Milwaukee, including a double. He has seven hits in his last nine at-bats as his average has skyrocketed from .179 to .262, its highest point of the season. He has an extra-base hit in each of his last three games.