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White Sox Catcher Yasmani Grandal to Begin Rehab Assignment Wednesday

The Sox backstop hopes to return to the team following the All-Star break.
Yasmani Grandal Injury Update Chicago White Sox

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Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal is taking a big step toward returning to action. Announced Tuesday, Grandal will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Birmingham on Wednesday.

The Sox backstop said he will likely serve as a designated hitter for the Barons over the weekend. Then he will make the trek to Triple-A Charlotte, where he will continue working toward game-ready shape.

Grandal hopes to return to the Chicago White Sox following the All-Star break. The Sox's first game after the break is July 22 against the Cleveland Guardians.

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Yasmani Grandal has been out of action since June 12 when he landed on the 10-day injured list due to lower back spasms. The 2022 campaign has been a tremendous struggle for the 33-year-old, who is slashing .185/.294/.237 with two home runs and 15 RBIs.