Grandal is out of Wednesday's lineup against the White Sox, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports. While Grandal is a switch hitter, the Dodgers will flood the lineup with righties against southpaw Carlos Rodon. Austin Barnes starts behind the dish and will hit sixth.
Grandal went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Padres. Sunday's homer was a positive sign for the veteran after he dealt with a minor back injury earlier in the week. This could also signal an end to the streaky catcher's cold streak in which he batted .194 (7-for-36) over his previous 10 starts. Despite his ebbs and flows, Grandal is putting together another solid fantasy campaign with a .263/.313/.471 slash line to go along with 14 homers.
Grandal is out of the starting lineup against San Diego for Friday's game, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. It's the second consecutive off night for Grandal, as the Dodgers again decide to go with Austin Barnes behind the plate against another southpaw. While the month is still young, Grandal has only hit 3-for-22 with 10 strikeouts. His playing time is probably not at risk, but his struggles are worth monitoring in the upcoming days as the season heads towards the playoffs.
Grandal is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against Arizona, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. Grandal will receive a standard day off after starting the first two games of this series, going 1-for-7 with a double during his time at the dish. In his place, Austin Barnes draws the start, batting seventh.
Grandal (back) is starting behind the dish and hitting fifth Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. As expected, Grandal is back in action after missing one game with a sore back. He is hitting .279/.311/.519 with eight home runs over his last 129 at-bats.