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Yasmani Grandal sitting Friday for White Sox

Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against left-hander Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers. Grandal hit his 10th home run of the season on Thursday in a win over the Toronto Blue Jays. He has hit safely in five of his last seven games but the veteran backstop is batting just .160 overall. Zack Collins will catch Lucas Giolito on Friday and bat eighth.
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Socks two-run shot

Grandal went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays. Grandal launched his 10th homer of the season in the bottom of the first inning, but he was largely ineffectual the rest of the way. The star catcher has hit safely in five of the White Sox's last seven games and could be close to turning things around, but his miserable BABIP translates to a meager .160 average. Grandal has produced across the board excluding the low batting average, though, as evidenced by an .829 OPS that ranks sixth in baseball among catchers with at least 40 games played.
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4 takeaways from the Chicago White Sox-Detroit Tigers series, including why an 0-for-4 day stood out for Yasmani Grandal and a spotlight on strategy during Tony La Russa’s milestone weekend

Four takeaways from the series at Guaranteed Rate Field in which the Chicago White Sox won three of four games against the Detroit Tigers. “I’m sure it means a ton to him and his family,” Engel said. “Winning is the reason I play the game. To hear he’s got that many wins, that’s an unbelievable accomplishment for him and his family. I’m really happy to be a part of it.”
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Yasmani Grandal catching for White Sox Thursday

Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal is in the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against right-hander Casey Mize and the Detroit Tigers. Grandal will replace Zack Collins behind the dish and bat sixth. Lance Lynn will be on the hill for the White Sox. numberFire’s models project Grandal for...
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Rescues win

Grandal went 2-for-2 with two walks, two solo home runs and a third run scored in Friday's 9-8 win over the Tigers. Grandal homered in the second inning to put Chicago on the board, then he rescued the team in the seventh with a game-tying blast after the White Sox's bullpen surrendered a five-run lead in the top half of the inning. That set the stage for Yermin Mercedes' walkoff single. Grandal's belted three homers over the last two days, giving him nine for the season. The catcher is batting .154 with a miserable .123 BABIP. He's been hitting the ball hard -- 97th percentile per Baseball Savant -- but right at defenders.
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Slugs seventh homer

Grandal went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Thursday against the Tigers. Grandal made his lone hit of the contest count, as he launched his seventh home run of the season off Casey Mize in the seventh inning. The performance snapped a three-game hitless streak for Grandal, though he's still hitting only .137 for the season. Even so, he's maintained a .384 on-base percentage thanks to a 29.2 BB% with 23 runs scored and 19 RBI across 147 plate appearances.
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Not starting Tuesday

Grandal is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Cleveland. Grandal will take a seat for the second time in three games, with Zack Collins slated to catch Dylan Cease in Cleveland.
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Sitting Game 1

Grandal is not in the starting lineup for Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against Cleveland. The veteran backstop was almost certain to get one of Monday's two games off, so he will rest up during the first half of the twin bill. Zack Collins will catch Carlos Rodon in Game 1, with Grandal likely to be behind the dish for Jimmy Lambert's first major-league start in Game 2.
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Day off Sunday

Grandal is out of the lineup Sunday versus Baltimore. Grandal started both ends of Saturday's doubleheader and will receive the day off for Sunday's series finale. Zack Collins will work behind the plate for Chicago.
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Yasmani Grandal back in White Sox's lineup Thursday

Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal is back in the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against left-hander Bruce Zimmerman and the Baltimore Orioles. Grandal will catch right-hander Dylan Cease and hit second after being held out of the past two lineups. Zack Collins should be available off the bench.
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal resting on Tuesday night

Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal is out of Tuesday's starting lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals. Grandal will sit on Tuesday night after Zack Collins was chosen as Chicago's starting catcher for Lucas Giolito. According to Baseball Savant on 57 batted balls this season, Grandal has produced a 14%...
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Sits in second straight game

Grandal is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals. Manager Tony La Russa will park Grandal on the bench for the second game in a row while the veteran backstop is stuck in a prolonged slump at the plate. Though he's ridden a sky-high 30.2 percent walk rate to a stellar .391 on-base average, Grandal has struggled to find holes in the defense when he's been able to make contact. He's sitting on a .136 batting average for the season, and his .120 BABIP and .177 XBA would seem to suggest that he hasn't been particularly unlucky. Zack Collins will be behind the plate for the second game in a row, but he doesn't appear to have unseated Grandal for the No. 1 catching job. In fact, La Russa told James Fegan of The Athletic that he plans to have Grandal start three games in a row beginning Thursday.
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Heads to bench

Grandal is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals. Grandal is hitting just .136 on the season but is a solidly above-average hitter according to his 126 wRC+. He's far more valuable in leagues that use on-base percentage, as an incredible 29.5 percent walk rate has helped him to an excellent .391 mark in that category despite his awful batting average. He'll get a rest Tuesday with Zack Collins starting behind the plate.
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal hitting sixth on Saturday afternoon

Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal is starting in Saturday's contest against the New York Yankees. Grandal will handle catching duties after Zack Collins was given a breather against the Yankees. numberFire's models project Grandal to score 10.8 FanDuel points at the salary of $3,000.
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Blasts home run against Yankees

Grandal went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and a strikeout in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Yankees. Grandal brought the White Sox within one run by homering in the seventh inning Sunday, and he drew a walk in the top of the ninth inning before he was replaced by a pinch runner. Grandal has now homered twice in his last four games, and he's slashing .141/.395/.376 with six home runs, 21 runs and 18 RBI this season.
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Yasmani Grandal out of White Sox's lineup Wednesday

Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal is not in the lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Matt Shoemaker and the Minnesota Twins. Zack Collins will catch right-hander Lucas Giolito and hit seventh. Grandal went 1-for-3 and hit his fifth home run of the season on Tuesday against the Twins. He only has a .139 batting average through 117 plate appearances but the veteran has been walked 35 times and has a .397 on-base percentage.
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Not starting Wednesday

Grandal isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Twins. Grandal went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run, two walks and a strikeout in Tuesday's loss to Minnesota. Zack Collins will start behind the plate and bat seventh.
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White Sox's Yasmani Grandal: Launches fifth homer

Grandal went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a pair of walks during Tuesday's loss to the Twins. Grandal left the yard against Bailey Ober in the third inning to add another pair of runs to Chicago's lead. While the 32-year-old backstop now has five long balls to his name this season, his batting line of .132/.387/.316 leaves much to be desired.