Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 2 days ago

Grandal (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

The Dodgers will restrict Grandal to DH duty throughout his three-game stint with Oklahoma City with the hope of avoiding any recurrence of his concussion symptoms. Grandal figures to return behind the plate for Los Angeles this weekend assuming all goes well.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 3 days ago

Grandal (concussion) will play in minor league games before coming off the DL, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Grandal and the Dodgers have already declared the injury mild, and the fact that he'll be seeing baseball action so soon affirms that notion. Look for Grandal to be activated after the minimum seven-day period.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 3 days ago

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Saturday that Grandal (concussion) should be fine in a few days, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

The concussion Grandal suffered Friday has been deemed mild, but the team decided to play it safe and give him a stint on the 7-day DL. While Austin Barnes was brought up to replace Grandal on the active roster, A.J. Ellis is starting behind the plate Saturday against San Diego.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 4 days ago

Grandal was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Saturday.

A foul ball to the facemask forced Grandal from Friday's game, and he will miss an additional week at least with the catcher displaying concussion symptoms. Austin Barnes was recalled in a corresponding move but figures to play second fiddle to veteran A.J. Ellis until Grandal is cleared to return.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 4 days ago

Grandal left midway through Friday's game after taking a bat and a foul ball off his mask, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

He was 1-for-2 before leaving and was replaced by A.J. Ellis. It was a scoreless game when he left so presumably he would have stayed in if it was a good option from a medical standpoint. Consider him questionable for the Dodgers' next game.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 2 weeks ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

Grandal will receive a day off Saturday following five straight starts behind the plate. He's been off to a great start thus far, batting .297/.414/.484 with four home runs and 16 RBI, but will cede catching duties to A.J. Ellis, who'll bat eighth for the Dodgers.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 2 weeks ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Grandal has logged just 10 at-bats against lefties this year, so it's not too surprising to see him sit with southpaw Jorge De La Rosa on the hill for the Rockies. A.J. Ellis will man the backstop in his stead.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 3 weeks ago

Grandal had an enormous game Thursday against the Brewers, going 4-for-4 with two homes, two walks, eight RBI and three runs.

Well, that's about as good of a fantasy performance as you'll see. Grandal had been cold to open the year, as he was hitting just .179 with a .581 OPS after going 0-for-3 on May 1. But he's lit aflame over the last five games, going a whopping 12-for-17 (.706) with three homers, lifting his numbers to .301 and .948. How quickly things can change. Don't overrate him based on this one game, but Grandal does have power, and his improved plate discipline this year makes it seem likely that he'll sustain a decent batting average.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 3 weeks ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Wednesday.

A.J. Ellis gets the start at catcher with Grandal getting a standard day off. Even when he's not in the lineup, Grandal has been getting pinch-hit opportunities off the bench, which is not typical on two-catcher teams.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 3 weeks ago

Grandal was the hero of Sunday's 1-0 walkoff victory against the Diamondbacks, launching a pinch-hit solo home run in the 13th inning.

Grandal received a routine day off behind the plate but was able to come through in the clutch when called upon. He is still hitting just .230 on the season, but should continue to see the lion's share of the starts at catcher.