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Yasmani Grandal exits after foul tip off mask, jaw X-rays negative

X-rays on Grandal's jaw were negative. He will be evaluated further on Monday.

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Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal left Sunday's game against the Nationals in the sixth inning after taking a foul tip off his catcher's mask.

Michael Taylor was batting and got a piece of a 1-0 pitch from Zack Greinke to open the bottom of the sixth inning. The ball caromed directly off Grandal's mask seemingly in the jaw area, prompting the catcher to call for team trainers from the dugout.

After a few minutes of discussion with director of medical services Stan Conte, Grandal walked off the field and into the clubhouse, pointing to his temples along the way.

A.J. Ellis entered the game for Grandal behind the plate.

Grandal missed six games in May on the seven-day concussion disabled list after taking a couple shots to the head in a May 22 game against the Padres.

This has been a breakout season for Grandal, hitting .280/.399/.518 with 14 home runs, and made his first All-Star team earlier this week. He has started 63 of 93 games behind the plate this season.