Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
4 days ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Thursday against the Nationals, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal has started seven of the last eight games overall, but manager Dave Roberts won't allow him to start an early-afternoon game immediately following an evening contest. In his stead, A.J. Ellis will take over behind the plate to catch starter Julio Urias.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
1 week ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Dating back to before the All-Star break, Grandal has started a total of five consecutive games behind the plate. He'll get a regular rest day Sunday, giving way to backup A.J. Ellis.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
2 weeks ago

Grandal went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Padres, bringing his series average to .666 over the three games he played in.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers backstop will miss Padres pitching, after raising his average 29 points over the three games he played in the series. Grandal's explosion began with a jaw-dropping 5-for-5, three-homer, six-RBI night on Friday, and he tallied three more hits-- all singles-- over seven additional at-bats in the two weekend tilts. The offensive breakout is a great sign heading into the All-Star break for the 27-year-old, who was under the Mendoza Line from May 21 until his aforementioned historic performance three games ago.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
2 weeks ago

Grandal went 5-for-5 with three home runs and Six RBI in Friday's win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal went deep in the first and third innings, accounting for five of his RBI, and he capped off the scoring with a 430-foot bomb to center in the seventh. Grandal had shockingly only delivered one multi-hit game since late April, but Friday's game raised his disappointing average 21 points to .204. His power has picked up as well, as six of his last nine hits have left the yard.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 weeks ago

Grandal is not in the lineup Wednesday, JP Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Likely a routine day off for Grandal, who had caught the previous four games. AJ Ellis will be behind the plate for Wednesday's game.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 weeks ago

Grandal is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

A.J. Ellis will catch for starter Scott Kazmir with Grandal on the bench following back-to-back starts. It's been a struggle for Grandal through the first three months, to put it nicely, with the 27-year-old managing a .182/.293/.347 line in 58 games. The silver lining is that his ISO is just four points lower than his mark from a year ago and Grandal has been pretty unlucky on balls in play (.205 BABIP).

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
4 weeks ago

Grandal is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal will take a seat while A.J. Ellis gets the start for Wednesday nights matchup with Junior Guerra and the Brewers. The 27-year-old has been struggling lately, going 0-for-13 with four strikeouts in his last three games.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
4 weeks ago

Grandal is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Pirates, according to David Vassegh of AM 570 LA reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal will be held out in favor of A.J. Ellis with the Dodgers loading up on right-handed hitters against Pirates southpaw Francisco Liriano. The Pirates will start another lefty Tuesday in Jon Niese, so Grandal could be limited to pinch-hit duty for a couple days in a row.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
1 month ago

Grandal is not in the lineup Saturday against Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal, having started the Dodgers' last four games behind the plate, will get a breather in place of A.J. Ellis who'll get his first start since June 19. While Grandal does have six RBI in his last six games, he's also only recorded one multi-hit game in his last 39 and has batted .150 during that time.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
1 month ago

Grandal went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, his sixth of the season, in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal let his emotions loose rounding the bases after his go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning propelled his team to a comeback victory. The catcher had hit the ball hard all month, yet entered the game with .167 average in 36 June at-bats. His heroic home run gave Grandal 26 RBI on the season, and despite how awful his offensive game has been, the Cuban native is on pace to set a career high in RBI in 2016.