Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
1 month ago

Grandal is not in the lineup Thursday for the Dodgers' Game 5 NLCS tilt with the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal has acted as the primary catcher for Los Angeles during the postseason, but given his poor .111 batting line during the playoffs, the Dodgers will give him the night off. Carlos Ruiz will slot into the lineup behind the plate in his stead.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
2 months ago

Grandal is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal will come off the bench for the second straight day with the Dodgers facing another left-hander. Carlos Ruiz will receive another start behind the plate Friday night.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
2 months ago

Grandal is not listed in Thursday's starting lineup against the Padres, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carlos Ruiz is suiting up in his place as the talented young catcher is likely just receiving a break before the weekend series. Look for him again Friday.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
2 months ago

Grandal went 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs, a double and five RBI in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal was the hero Thursday, as he launched a solo home run to start the Dodgers' comeback after going down early, and smacked a grand slam in the seventh inning that gave his team the lead for good. Grandal has had a career year in 2016, as he has now set personal bests in hits (86), homers (27), RBI (69) and slugging percentage (.491).

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
2 months ago

Grandal (elbow) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal will return to action Monday after missing the last couple games with his elbow injury. He will be behind the plate and hit seventh in the Dodgers' batting order.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
2 months ago

Grandal (elbow) is not in the lineup Sunday against Arizona, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal will sit for the second straight day as he continues to battle soreness in his right elbow, an ailment that's plagued him for much of the season. The expectation seems to be that Grandal will continue to play through the discomfort down the stretch, but he could require periodic rest.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 months ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Saturday due to lingering soreness in his right elbow, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is the first word of any arm troubles for Grandal since April, but manager Dave Roberts suggested this issue has been bothering Grandal for awhile. There has been no indication that Grandal won't be able to continue playing through the discomfort, but it seems the injury may be affecting his performance at the plate (.191 average this month).

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 months ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Veteran Carlos Ruiz will take over behind the plate to catch for Brock Stewart, pushing Grandal to the bench following three straight starts. Grandal has smacked four homers in September and ranks second among catchers with 25 on the year (behind Evan Gattis), but he's hitting at just a .191 clip this month.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 months ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal will take another day off after only collecting two hits over the past four games. Carlos Ruiz will take over behind the plate for the evening.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 months ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers are clearly loading Wednesday's lineup with righties against southpaw Robbie Ray, as lefties have give them trouble all season long. To that end, Carlos Ruiz will start behind the dish and hit sixth Wednesday.