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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%: 85/58 | Average Draft Position: 228.20
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Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal back from three-game absence


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal returned to the starting lineup Thursday against the Reds after missing three starts due to a shoulder injury. A.J. Ellis started all three games in Grandal's absence.

Grandal returns to the lineup mired in a 3-for-30 slump in his last 10 games (nine starts). He has no extra-base hits, two RBI, one run, five walks and 10 strikeouts in that span.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) expected back Thursday


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal likely will return to the lineup on Thursday, but is still dealing with a shoulder issue that will probably bother him for the remainder of the season, per the Los Angeles Times.

Grandal has missed the last four games with the injury, which occured when he was struck by a foul ball in his non-throwing shoulder.

"Hopefully, these days give him the best chance of being healthy, or getting as healthy he can be to get to the end of the year," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. 


Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal (shoulder) likely out until at least Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/25/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is still being bothered by a sore left shoulder, and he is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Reds. Grandal is unlikely to play on Wednesday either, according to The Orange County Register.

A.J. Ellis will continue to get reps behind the plate while Grandal is out.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal back in action Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is ready to roll for a Friday start against Cincinnati. He had been plagued by a sore shoulder.

Grandal last played Wednesday, when an 0-for-3 performance gave him just two hits in his last 17 at-bats. His slash line remains a strong .284/.389/.489.


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal dealing with sore shoulder


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal was not in Thursday's lineup against the Reds because of a sore left shoulder, reports the Orange County Register. Grandal is expected to take the next two games off with the Dodgers facing left-handed pitchers. 

Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal homers in three-hit outing


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/1/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal has caught fire during his team's series against the Angels.

Grandal followed up his three-hit outing on Friday with a 3 for 4 performance on Saturday that included a home run and two RBI.

During his last three games, Grandal is hitting .583 with seven hits, a home run and four RBI.


C Yasmani Grandal (jaw) returns to lineup for Dodgers


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is back in action Wednesday, hitting fifth after sitting out the last two games after taking a foul ball to the mask in Sunday's game. 

Grandal, who suffered a jaw injury, was held out of the lineup for precautionary measures given his history of concussions. He's hitting .282 with 14 homers this season. 


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal remains sidelined on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is once again out of the lineup on Tuesday against the Braves. Grandal miss Monday's game after taking a foul ball off the mask on Sunday. The injury is not considered serious, but given Grandal's recent experience with concussion symptoms, the Dodgers are giving him at least one more day of rest.

Rookie Austin Barnes will be behind the plate for Tuesday's contest, while Grandal continues to recover.


Yasmani Grandal out of Dodgers' lineup, Austin Barnes gets start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal isn't in the Dodgers lineup on Monday. 

Grandal left Sunday's game after getting hit in the mask by a foul ball. He was expected to undergo more testing on Monday. 

Austin Barnes gets his third start of the season in Grandal's place. It's his first start since June 2. Barnes was recalled from Triple-A earlier in the day. 


Dodgers' Grandal exits game after taking foul ball off facemask


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal left Sunday's game in the bottom of the sixth inning after he took a foul pitch off his facemask. A.J. Ellis took over behind the plate for Grandal, who was 1 for 1 with a walk before leaving the game.

X-rays came back negative for a possible broken jaw, according to The Orange County Register. Grandal will undergo further evaluation Monday.


Yasmani Grandal replaced by A.J. Ellis at catcher for Dodgers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Grandal has 61 starts behind the plate, including five of the last six games. He'll be replaced on Sunday by A.J. Ellis, who gets his 27th start. 


Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal not in Wednesday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal was held out of Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies, reports MLB Lineups.

Grandal was replaced at catcher by A.J. Ellis, who will hit eighth. Grandal is hitting .317 with six home runs and 12 RBI in his last 13 games.


Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal homers for second straight day


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal went 2 for 3 with a walk in Tuesday's loss to Philadelphia. 

Grandal had his fourth multi-hit game in the last seven. He also hit a home run for the second straight day, giving him 14 on the year. Grandal has five RBI in the last two games. 


NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote. 

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson

The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance. 

National League reserves are:

Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres

National League pitchers are:

Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals

The five candidates for the Final Vote are:

Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies


A.J. Ellis gets start for Dodgers, in place of Yasmani Grandal


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. Grandal has started a team-high 56 games behind the plate, including six of the last seven. 

In Grandal's place, A.J. Ellis gets the start at catcher for the 25th time this year. Ellis and Grandal have split the last four starts. 


Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal homers, drives in four on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/1/2015) Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal blasted his 12th home run of the season in the 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. Grandal smoked a two-run shot in the second inning to give his club an early 2-0 advantage. 

He later added a two-run double in the 10th inning to pad the Dodgers' lead to 6-3. He has now homered in two straight games, and has four over his last eight contests. 

"Yaz has had some big offensive games for us," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said, per MLB.com. "I still think there's more in there, to be honest."


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.