Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 2 days ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

Grandal will get a regular day of rest after starting back-to-back contests behind the plate. All of the switch-hitter's power (12 home runs) has come against right-handers this season, so manager Don Mattingly will play matchups with lefty Steven Matz on the hill for New York. A.J. Ellis will take over at catcher.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 6 days ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Wednesday against Arizona.

The Dodgers will deploy A.J Ellis behind the plate Wednesday as part of a very right-handed heavy lineup against the Diamondbacks. Grandal is listed as available to pinch hit Wednesday, so owners don't have to worry about any possible injury keeping him out of the lineup.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 2 weeks ago

Grandal is not in the starting lineup Friday for the second straight day, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

A.J. Ellis will get the start behind the plate against Marlins left-hander Justin Nicolino on Friday, while no reason has been given for Grandal's second consecutive absence from the starting lineup.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 2 weeks ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Thursday, Dodgers reporter Alanna Rizzo reports.

This is just a standard day off for Grandal, who has been in the lineup in six of the last seven games. A.J. Ellis will get the start at catcher and hit eighth against the Cubs.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 2 weeks ago

Grandal had a huge day at the plate Sunday, finishing 3-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs and three runs scored.

The 26-year-old has seen his average dip to .276 but has really picked it up in the power department of late, with five home runs in his last 10 games. Grandal has emerged as a viable fantasy catcher this season as he is a fixture in the Dodgers lineup and is on pace to easily top his career-high of 15 homers.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 3 weeks ago

Grandal is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

This is standard procedure for Grandal, as A.J. Ellis continues to catch Clayton Kershaw exclusively. Grandal has homered in three of his last five games, giving him eight for the season.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 3 weeks ago

Grandal hit his eighth home run in Monday's loss to Texas, a solo shot in the eighth inning.

Grandal now has three home runs in his last four games. His .477 slugging percentage leads all National League Catchers with at least 100 plate appearances. It's hard to match his power and discipline at the position now, as Grandal's 15.6 percent walk rate also leads major league catchers.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 4 weeks ago

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

A.J. Ellis continues to serve as Clayton Kershaw's personal catcher, spelling Grandal behind the plate every fifth day. Grandal hit his sixth home run of the season in Wednesday's win over the Diamondbacks, raising his season batting line to .277/.387/.454.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 1 month ago

Grandal is not in Saturday's lineup against the Cardinals.

With Clayton Kershaw taking the mound, A.J Ellis will get the start behind the plate Saturday. Grandal should be available to return to the lineup Sunday for the series finale.

Yasmani Grandal C/1B LAD 1 month ago

Grandal is out of the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Rockies, AM 570's David Vassegh reports.

With no report of an injury, Grandal will likely catch the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader, while Austin Barnes may soon be headed back to the minors. Grandal hit a three-run homer in his first game back from the disabled list Saturday, and he also started Sunday's game against the Cardinals. He was held out of Monday's lineup against the Rockeis because A.J. Ellis typically catches Clayton Kershaw.