Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal left Saturday night's game in the 10th inning, after fouling a ball off his right ankle. He had X-rays after the game that came back negative, but A.J. Ellis will start in Sunday afternoon's series finale against the Padres.
Grandal was 0-for-4 on the night with a pair of strikeouts, and grounded into a force out in the top of the 10th inning. But in between innings, Grandal was getting checked out by Dodgers trainers and Kike Hernandez was warming up J.P. Howell, until Ellis came in to replace Grandal behind the plate.
Here is the summary of events from the various beat writers and reporters in San Diego:
Grandal walked out of clubhouse limping.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 22, 2016
Yasmani Grandal left the game with a Right Ankle contusion. #Dodgers— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) May 22, 2016
Yasmani Grandal got x-rays on ankle postgame. A.J. Ellis starts tomorrow.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) May 22, 2016
#Dodgers Yasmani Grandal went for X-rays. Fouled ball off "inside part of his ankle" according to mgr Dave Roberts— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 22, 2016
And @YazmanianDVL08's x-rays are negative.— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) May 22, 2016
#Dodgers Yasmani Grandal said X-rays on his foot were negative. "It looks worse than it is ." Hit on top of right foot. Re-evaluate tomorrow— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 22, 2016