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Pirates' Yasmani Grandal: Will share starts at catcher
Pirates manager Derek Shelton indicated Thursday that Grandal resides at the top of the catching depth chart but will need to have his workload limited, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
While it sounds like Shelton technically views Grandal as the starting catcher, he noted that Grandal is 35 years old and catching 100 games this season is "not going to happen." Shelton also indicated that the No. 2 catcher role is undecided, but whoever wins the job is "going to be in tandem a little bit" with the veteran. Grandal finished with just a .234/.309/.339 slash line over 405 plate appearances with the White Sox last season and doesn't make for a very appealing fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Yasmani Grandal: Joins Bucs
Grandal and the Pirates agreed Sunday on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Grandal will make the move back to the National League after spending the past four seasons with the White Sox. The 35-year-old lost playing time down the stretch last season and and finished with a .234/.309/.339 slash line over 405 plate appearances. Though he was once an upper-tier fantasy catcher, Grandal is clearly on the downside of his career, as he's posted a lowly 74 wRC+ over the past two seasons. In Pittsburgh, Grandal projects to see a couple of starts per week behind the plate as young backstop Henry Davis' primary backup. The switch-hitting Grandal has typically performed better against left-handed pitching throughout his career, so he could also be deployed as a short-side platoon option at first base or at designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Filling in for resting Lee
Grandal will start at catcher and bat seventh in Monday's game in Washington, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Grandal was on the bench for each of the White Sox's last four games but will pick up a start Monday while top backstop Korey Lee gets a breather. Though Lee is off to a 3-for-46 (.065 average) start to his time with the White Sox, he could still get the bulk of the starts at catcher over Grandal for the final two weeks of the season while the non-contending club plays out the string.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Starting Sunday, but losing time
Grandal will start at catcher and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Athletics.
Though he's back in the lineup for the series finale, Grandal was on the bench for each of the previous four games and appears to have moved into a reserve role while the White Sox prioritize younger players down the stretch. Korey Lee is sitting out Sunday but appears set to operate as Chicago's top backstop heading into September.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Receives breather Wednesday
Grandal is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners.
Carlos Perez will step in behind the dish while Grandal retreats to the bench for a day game after a night game. Grandal had been included in the lineup at either catcher or designated hitter in each of the last seven contests, going 4-for-25 with two walks, two runs and no RBI.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Sitting Sunday
Grandal isn't in the White Sox's lineup Sunday against the Brewers.
After going 0-for-7 across the first two games of the series, Grandal will take a seat for Sunday's finale. Carlos Perez will start behind the dish and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Good to go Wednesday
Grandal (knee) will start at catcher and bat seventh in Wednesday's game against the Yankees.
Grandal was lifted after five innings in Tuesday's 7-1 loss due to a sore left knee, but the injury won't be significant enough to keep him on the bench for the series finale. The veteran backstop will take a .683 OPS -- the second-lowest mark of his career -- into Wednesday's contest.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Exits with knee injury
Grandal was removed from Tuesday's game against the Yankees with left knee soreness.
Grandal previously missed time in June due to soreness in his right knee, and now his left knee is giving him problems as well. He's officially listed as day-to-day, suggesting the injury may not be too severe. However, more information will likely come after Tuesday's game.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Reclaims top catching job
Grandal will start at catcher and bat seventh in Sunday's game against the Guardians, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
After sitting out a stretch of three straight games from last Sunday through Wednesday, Grandal has now picked up starts behind the plate in four straight contests. Though Grandal is holding down an unremarkable .688 OPS for the season, the White Sox still appear to be viewing him as a superior option at catcher than Seby Zavala.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: On bench again Wednesday
Grandal is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.
Grandal hasn't drawn a start since Saturday, though he came off the bench Tuesday and there's no word of any new physical issue. Seby Zavala will catch again and bat ninth Wednesday versus Texas.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: On bench Sunday
Grandal is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Guardians.
Grandal has a .250/.318/.425 slash line since the All-Star break and will sit Sunday for the second time in Chicago's past three games. Seby Zavala will receive another start behind the plate and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Day off Friday
Grandal isn't in the White Sox's lineup Friday against Cleveland, Vinnie Duber of AllCHGO.com reports.
After going 1-for-4 with a run scored during Thursday's loss to the Guardians, Grandal will take a seat to begin Friday's contest. Seby Zavala will take over behind the dish and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Sits after eight straight starts
Grandal is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.
Grandal will get a breather after he had started each of the last eight games at either designated hitter, first base or catcher. Now that the White Sox have all of their key position players healthy, Grandal's opportunities at DH and first base will likely become more scarce moving forward, though he should continue to play ahead of Seby Zavala at catcher.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Regaining playing time
Grandal went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk Friday against the Twins.
Grandal began losing playing time to Seby Zavala in early July, but he has now started six of the team's last seven games. Three of those came at designated hitter with Eloy Jimenez sidelined, but Grandal has started consecutive games at catcher since Jimenez has returned. He's homered twice in 20 at-bats across his last six games, though he is striking out at a 34.8 percent clip.... See More ... See Less
White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Serving as injury fill-in
Grandal went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two walks, three RBI and three runs scored Tuesday against the Mets.
Grandal has lost out on playing time to Seby Zavala behind the plate since early July, though he's started three of the last four games thanks to the absence of Eloy Jimenez (groin). While he contributed to a furious White Sox rally Tuesday with his seventh homer of the season, Grandal figures to shift back to limited playing time upon Jimenez's return -- anticipated in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 225 lbs
|Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
|School: Miami (FL)
|Bats/Throws: S, R