Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:47:13 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal could platoon behind the plate with C A.J. Ellis based on the opposing starting pitcher, according to general manager Andrew Friedman.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Grandal to take over the majority of starts, but how quickly that will happen is a concern. Grandal has flashed upside, however he is likely only worthy of being drafted in two-catcher formats, at this point. The threat of a platoon is a hindrance to his fantasy value, too.
Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:54:41 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal (knee), who is expected to be the team's main catcher this year, said his batting average was low last year because his surgically repaired right knee wasn't at full strength. His knee hindered him most while hitting from the right side, as he hit .162 right-handed compared to .241 as a lefty, and all 15 of his home runs came from the left side. Grandal said he's confident that his knee is fully healed now, however, and the team is encouraged with his health.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:20:27 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal said playing winter ball in the Dominican Republic this offseason convinced him that his right knee is completely healthy.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:18:15 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers Cs A.J. Ellis and Yasmani Grandal are expected to split time behind the plate this season. Both catchers met recently with manager Don Mattingly to discuss the situation.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:39:46 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers Cs A.J. Ellis and Yasmani Grandal do not currently know how their playing time will shake out this year, according to manager Don Mattingly.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:13:54 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, OF Matt Kemp has officially been acquired by the San Diego Padres Friday, Dec. 19. The Padres also acquired C Tim Federowicz and $32 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for C Yasmani Grandal, SP Joe Wieland and SP Zach Eflin.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:19:37 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp is the centerpiece of a deal that has been agreed upon to send him to the San Diego Padres. C Tim Federowicz will head to the Padres, while C Yasmani Grandal, SP Joe Wieland and at least one prospect will return to the Dodgers. The Dodgers will send about $31 million to cover part of the remaining $107 million on Kemp's contract. The deal is pending the commissioner's approval Thursday, Dec. 11, according to a high-ranking official with direct knowledge of the talks.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:08:53 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp is the key piece of a blockbuster trade being negotiated between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. Padres C Yasmani Grandal and Ps Joe Ross and Zach Eflin are trade targets of the Dodgers. While nothing is official, there has been progress of late, according to sources.
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:06:15 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp's trade talks are heating up, and the Dodgers would like another strong piece from the San Diego Padres aside from C Yasmani Grandal, according to sources. SP Matt Wisler is another possibility.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:34:50 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp continues to be a trade target of the San Diego Padres. The two teams are negotiating a package deal with C Yasmani Grandal going to Los Angeles and Kemp and cash going to San Diego, according to sources.