Yasmani Grandal, the White Sox catcher, was taken off the field with an injured left knee after he tried and failed to score from second on Elvis Andrus’ single in the seventh inning of their 2-0 victory on Saturday.
Grandal, one of the league’s slowest runners, left the game on crutches and will be examined further. Catcher Carlos Perez, who has been playing at Triple-A Charlotte, will make the trip up to Cleveland with the Sox for Sunday’s rubber match against the Indians.
After the game, Grandal needed crutches to get around, but on Andrus’ first hit as a Sox, third base coach Joe McEwing waved him home. Myles Straw‘s throw home from center field was wide, but catcher Luke Maile dove on the infield side of the third base line to tag Grandal, who was injured while trying to escape being tagged.
Grandal was squatting on the ground, his left knee cradled in his hands. Manager Tony La Russa noted after the game, “It’s impossible [to analyze the injury] because he had it twisted.” However, as James Kruk, the trainer, put it: “To be decided. Speculate no longer; wait and see.
\When McEwing gave Grandal the signal to come home, he left no room for error. After Grandal’s first-inning single, La Russa admitted that he considered bringing in a pinch runner.
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“No. No way,” La Russa replied. “The way he’s working with [Johnny] Cueto. It’s not going to happen. In addition, we had to let Romy [Gonzalez] know that, after Zavala entered the game, he would be the backup catcher. That’s not something you can do. Since they complement each other so nicely, that’s why.”
When right fielder Will Benson’s throw home was deflected off of Maile’s helmet, it allowed Andrus to advance to third, and he eventually scored on a short fly ball hit by Josh Harrison. When the ball skipped away, Harrison did not bother to try and tag him, but he raced home to give the Sox a 2-0 lead.
Grandal, who is having one of his worst seasons, hit a single off of Shane Bieber and moved to second after a wild pitch. Grandal is currently batting.203/.307/.259 with three home runs in 79 games.
Grandal was replaced by Zavala, one of two catchers on the Sox’ 40-man roster. The match between the White Sox and the Guardians has been postponed.
Yasmani Grandal, a catcher with the White Sox, has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left knee strain. The White Sox beat the Guardians by a score of 2-0 thanks to Johnny Cueto’s brilliant pitching. Lucas Giolito of the Chicago White Sox has had a “difficult” season.
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The rain has caused a delay in the scheduled start time for the Guardians and the White Sox. Again on a 1-2 count, Tony La Russa calls an intentional walk.
Despite the rain and the late arrival of the show’s director, the Chicago Air and Water Show continued. The match between the White Sox and the Guardians has been postponed.
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On April 3, 2017, Grandal homered twice against the Padres, once from each side of the plate. As far as we know, this was the first time a Dodger has ever done something like that on opening day. In 129 games during the 2017 season, he appeared, he hit.247 with 22 home runs. Defensively, he was tied for first in the majors with 16 passed balls allowed.
Grandal and Austin Barnes platooned throughout the season, with Grandal getting the nod to start games against right-handed starters. Barnes, instead of Grandal, started the majority of games in the playoffs (once in the 2017 NLDS and once in the 2017 NLCS). In eight postseason at-bats, he managed zero hits and three walks.
With 2018 being his final year of arbitration, Grandal and the Dodgers settled on a one-year contract worth $7.9 million. This is the second biggest contract for a Dodgers catcher, behind only Mike Piazza’s eight million dollar deal in his final season with the team in 1998.
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