Grandal (knee) ramped up his hitting and throwing Sunday and is expected to return soon, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Grandal recently twisted his right knee during drills and will miss at least the first two spring games due to inflammation, but he appears to be nearing a return. Barring any setbacks, the 32-year-old catcher should still have plenty of time to prepare for Opening Day.
Grandal twisted his right knee during drills and will sit for at least the first two spring games until his inflammation subsides, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Catchers come with inherent injury risk, as do players in their early thirties, so this certainly isn't the ideal place for Grandal to be in early in camp. The injury doesn't appear to be a particularly worrisome one, and he still has more than a month to get up to speed by Opening Day, but the worry here is that spring knee issues could foreshadow similar problems throughout the year for a player at his age and position.
Grandal will sit Saturday against the Cubs.
Grandal returned from a brief absence due to a hand injury Thursday and started a pair of games, going hitless in both. He'll get a rest in this one, with James McCann taking over behind the plate.
Grandal (hand) is starting at catcher and batting third Thursday against Cleveland.
He left Monday's game with a bruised right hand but was able to make a quick recovery. Grandal is hitting .241 with three home runs in 58 at-bats this month. He has a .233/.354/.420 slash line with seven home runs on the season.
Grandal (hand) remains on the bench Tuesday against Cleveland.
Grandal exited Monday's game with a bruised hand and did not start Tuesday's contest, though he did appear off the bench. That would suggest he's not far from being able to return to the lineup, though the White Sox have already clinched a playoff spot, so they have very little reason to rush him.
Grandal (hand) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game in Cleveland.
Grandal left Monday's contest with a bruised right hand. It doesn't sound as though he'll need to miss too much time, but with the White Sox's postseason berth already secured, they can afford to be cautious with him. James McCann starts behind the plate in his absence.
Grandal left Monday's game against the Indians due to a bruised right hand, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Grandal's X-rays came back negative, which is promising news for the White Sox with the postseason on the horizon. He'll likely be evaluated on a daily basis moving forward.
Grandal is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.
Grandal was part of the team's back-to-back-to-back homer parade in the eighth inning Saturday against Robert Stephenson. He had been a bit cold before that and will take a seat Sunday, affording James McCann a start behind the plate. Nick Madrigal moves up to the two hole against right-hander Michael Lorenzen.
Grandal went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Reds.
The catcher has only seven homers on the season, but three of them have come in the last 12 games. Grandal's power stroke has been lagging a little, but he's still been adept at getting on base, slashing .234/.358/.421 through 41 contests.
Grandal went 1-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and three runs scored Saturday against the Tigers.
Grandal reached base a total of three times and came around to score on each occasion. He has swung the bat well of late, as he now has a seven-game hitting streak during which he's collected 10 hits in 26 at-bats to go along with two home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored.
Grandal is not in the lineup Friday against the Tigers.
Grandal has a modest six-game hit streak and is 9-for-23 with two homers, two doubles, six runs ans seven RBI during that stretch, but he'll receive a breather Friday. James McCann will start behind the plate in the series opener versus Detroit.
Grandal went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Tuesday against the Pirates.
Grandal took Dovydas Neverauskas yard in the fifth inning for his sixth homer of the season. He now has at least one hit in seven of last eight contests, collecting two home runs, six RBI and six runs scored in that span. Overall, Grandal is hitting .257/.372/.460 with 18 runs scored and 20 RBI across 137 plate appearances.
Grandal went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Royals.
Grandal was busy at the plate, with the highlight coming on an RBI double in the eighth inning that put the White Sox up 7-2. He's put together a modest four-game hitting streak, during which he's smacked a home run, two doubles, driven in four and scored two runs. Overall, Grandal has managed a .257/.376/.440 line across 133 plate appearances.
Grandal went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Saturday's 5-3 win over Kansas City.
Grandal's fifth-inning blast gave starter Lucas Giolito a commanding four-run cushion. It was Grandal's fifth homer in 30 games, and he's hit safely in three straight games, going 5-for-10 with a double and a homer.
Grandal is not in the lineup Friday against the Royals.
Grandal's performances have picked up after some early struggles, as he's hitting .263/.391/.526 over his last 10 games. James McCann starts behind the plate Friday.
Grandal went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-5 win over the Royals.
Grandal mashed a walkoff homer to give the White Sox the victory, which elevated them to a first-place tie with the Twins in the AL Central. If not for an incident in the top of the ninth inning, in which the catcher was involved, Grandal's bottom-of-the-ninth heroics would not have been required. Following a rundown, first baseman Jose Abreu threw home to nail Bubba Starling trying to score, but Grandal wasn't expecting the throw, believing the play was dead. He more than made up for his mental miscue with his fourth home run.
Grandal isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Pirates.
Grandal started three consecutive games after returning from a back issue, but he'll get a day off against Pittsburgh. James McCann will start behind the plate Tuesday.
Grandal went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two RBI and one run scored Saturday against the Cubs.
Grandal went yard in the ninth inning, taking Duane Underwood deep for his third home run of the season. Grandal has now homered in back-to-back contests after missing the three prior games with a back injury. He had a slow start to the campaign and currently has a .236/.352/.403 line with 10 runs scored and 13 RBI across 88 plate appearances.
Grandal went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 10-1 win over the Cubs.
Grandal returned to the lineup after missing three games with a back injury and hit his second homer of the season. He slotted in at second in the batting order while Yoan Moncada sat due to leg soreness. Grandal is slashing .235/.349/.368 over 83 plate appearances.
Grandal (back) returns to the lineup Friday against the Cubs, catching and batting second.
A stiff lower back sidelined Grandal for the last three games, though the issue evidently wasn't particularly serious. He's still yet to get going at the plate this season, as he's hitting .222/.346/.317 while posting a career-worst 33.3 percent strikeout rate.
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