Grandal is not in the lineup Friday against the Royals.
Grandal started the last two games and will take a seat for Friday's series opener. Zack Collins will work behind the plate for the White Sox.
Grandal is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Cleveland.
He'll rest for the series finale after turning in a big day at the plate in Saturday's 7-3 win. Despite not recording a hit in the contest, Grandal came around to score twice while drawing four walks on the day. Zack Collins will fill in at catcher for the idle Grandal on Sunday.
Grandal failed to register an at-bat while logging four walks and two runs as Chicago beat Cleveland 7-3 on Saturday.
The veteran catcher demonstrated his on-base penchant by walking each time he stepped up to the dish and now has nine walks compared to one hit over his last six games. Grandal currently owns a .333 OBP compared to a .273 SLG.
Grandal isn't starting Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Tigers.
Grandal was initially slated to sit out Wednesday's contest before it was rained out, but he'll take a seat for Thursday's matinee instead. Zack Collins will start behind the dish and bat seventh.
Grandal is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Tigers.
It's been a rough stretch for Grandal at the plate, as he is hitting .059 with one home run over his last 11 games, albeit with more walks (eight) than strikeouts (seven) over that stretch. He will be back in the lineup Thursday, per Scott Merkin of MLB.com.
Grandal is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
With Grandal resting following four consecutive starts at catcher, Zack Collins will step in behind the dish for the series finale. Grandal is in the midst of a brutal slump at the plate, having recorded two hits in 31 at-bats over his last 10 games.
Grandal went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Tuesday's 8-5 win against Cleveland.
The 32-year-old entered Tuesday's contest 1-for-21 over the previous seven games, but he busted out with his second homer of the season. Grandal has a .150/.306/.350 slash line with two home runs, six runs and nine RBI through 12 games.
Grandal is out of the lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Red Sox.
Manager Tony La Russa will give Grandal some maintenance for the second game after the 32-year-old caught all seven innings while going 1-for-3 with an RBI double in Chicago's 3-2 win in Game 1. Zack Collins gets the start behind the plate in Game 2, while Yermin Mercedes serves as Chicago's designated hitter.
Grandal isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Red Sox.
Grandal has gone hitless with six walks, one run, one RBI and four strikeouts in his last 21 plate appearances. Zack Collins will start behind the dish Saturday, batting sixth.
Grandal is not in Wednesday's lineup against Cleveland.
He is 0-for-11 with six walks and four strikeouts over his last four games. Zack Collins starts behind the dish and will bat sixth.
Grandal is not in the lineup Sunday against the Royals.
Grandal will head to the bench for Sunday's series finale despite receiving an impromptu off day due to Saturday's postponement. Zack Collins will start behind the plate and bat seventh for the White Sox.
Grandal is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Mariners.
Grandal is hitting .267 with one home run, three walks and three strikeouts through four games. Zack Collins will start behind the dish and bat seventh.
Grandal went 2-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 6-0 win over the Mariners.
Grandal's 150th career home run in the second inning held up as the game-winning hit. The catcher has a .922 OPS and five RBI to start the season, ranking second on the White Sox in each category only to the improbable Yermin Mercedes.
Grandal will sit Saturday against the Angels.
Grandal has started the third-most games behind the plate over the last three seasons, trailing only Yadier Molina and J.T. Realmuto, but it's possible he could start needing a bit more rest going forward in his age-32 season. He started the first two games of the year but will cede his spot to Zack Collins on Saturday.
Grandal has no pain in his knee but is still building back his strength and endurance, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Grandal has been slowed by a knee injury for much of the spring, which has forced him to serve primarily as the designated hitter in exhibition action. He did make his debut behind the dish Thursday and is shooting to be at full strength by Opening Day.
Manager Tony LaRussa said Thursday that Grandal is an option to serve as the White Sox's No. 2 hitter to begin the season, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
Though his spring debut was delayed by a minor knee injury, Grandal has since picked up two starts, going 1-for-5 with a walk between the contests. After batting second as the designated hitter in both of those games, he's slated to catch while occupying the two hole again Thursday versus the Royals, which seemingly supports LaRussa's assertion that Grandal will get a legitimate look at that lineup spot. Adam Eaton likely looms as the top challenger for the second spot in the order, but Grandal probably boasts the better bat of the two at this stage of their respective careers. Over the past two seasons, Grandal has compiled a .356 wOBA, 26 points better than Eaton's mark during that span.
Grandal (knee) will catch in Thursday's spring game against the Royals, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Grandal has spent some time as the designated hitter for the White Sox recently while dealing with knee inflammation, but he'll be behind the plate for the first time this spring during Thursday's Cactus League game. It's not yet clear whether the 32-year-old's slow start to camp will impact his availability for Opening Day, but Grandal will have two weeks to work behind the dish before the regular season starts.
Grandal (knee) started at designated hitter and went 0-for-2 with a walk in Saturday's spring game against the Angels.
Grandal, who made his Cactus League debut, has been dealing with a twisted knee suffered during a running drill Feb. 24. There's still no word on when he'll start behind the plate or what his availability will be come Opening Day, but there is more than two weeks remaining in spring training for him to progress to the point of catching.
Grandal (knee) will make his Cactus League debut Saturday against the Angels, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
It was originally announced that Grandal would appear in "B" games Friday and Saturday, but the White Sox changed course and will have the injured catcher appear in Saturday's main game. He served as the designated hitter Friday and went 1-for-4 and will follow up as the DH on Saturday against Los Angeles' Shohei Otani. There have been no announced plans for when Grandal will start behind the plate, although manager Tony La Russa said Grandal has been participating in catching drills and is "on time" in terms of his rehab.
Grandal (knee) will serve as the designated hitter in a pair of B games Friday and Saturday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Grandal has been dealing with knee inflammation since late February. The White Sox have been cautious with him, and it's still not clear exactly when he'll get back behind the plate. He should still have time to get up to game speed by Opening Day as long as he begins getting defensive reps soon, however.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/05||@ CIN||L 0-1||1||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|05/04||@ CIN||W 9-0||2||1||0||0||0||2||0|
|05/01||vs CLE||W 7-3||0||2||0||0||0||4||0|
|04/30||vs CLE||L 3-5||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|04/29||vs DET||W 11-0||2||2||0||0||0||2||0|
|04/27||vs DET||L 2-5||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|04/24||vs TEX||W 2-1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2015||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||3||10||6||3||1||0||0||0||5||3||0||0||.300||.533||.400|