Grandal's forearm issue leads to early exit

Dodgers catcher aggravates strain, leaves game after just one at-bat

Grandal's forearm issue leads to early exit

PHOENIX -- Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal left Monday's 6-3 loss to the Mariners at Camelback Ranch after two innings with an aggravation of a right forearm strain.

Manager Dave Roberts said he planned for three at-bats for Grandal, who then was to be excused for a doctor's appointment. Instead, Grandal struck out in his second-inning at-bat and was replaced behind the plate by Austin Barnes for the third inning.

Grandal missed several days last week with strained forearms that he said were the result of extra batting practice. He said he was not able to work on his swing during the offseason as he healed from surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder.

After leaving Monday's game, Grandal said he had a doctor's appointment, and he left the Dodgers' clubhouse without saying anything more.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.