GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Results of the tests on Yasmani Grandal’s right forearm were not available Tuesday, with manager Dave Roberts saying his catcher still is scheduled to play in Thursday night’s Cactus League game.
Grandal left Monday’s game after two innings after experiencing discomfort on a swing. He played in one of the split-squad games Sunday without incident.
Grandal tried to downplay things Tuesday afternoon, while still having to undergo tests to determine what is giving him forearm discomfort.
The Dodgers catcher suggested that his soreness is the result of overcompensating in other areas as he returns from offseason shoulder surgery, portraying it as nothing out of the ordinary.
“Now we haven’t been swinging as much so we’re taking it slow,” Grandal said. “We will be in the game on Thursday. I’m scheduled to play Thursday. We will be smart about it.”
President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman also downplayed the potential severity of an injury.
“It’s just something that’s nagging, so I don’t think it’s something that’s going to linger or affect the regular season,” Friedman said.
Roberts is in wait mode, trying to find out more about yet another Dodgers spring training injury.
“[Grandal] said the sensation is kind of in-and-out, but as far as the results of the scans, I haven’t heard,” Roberts said. “I’m planning on him playing Thursday.”