Yasmani Grandal has been one of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ hottest hitters in recent weeks. You might not have guessed that though based on his first plate appearance Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. In fact, the switch-hitting catcher looked like a complete baseball novice when he stepped in as a left-handed hitter against Cardinals right-handed pitcher Mike Leake while sporting the wrong batting helmet.
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LOS ANGELES • Daniel Poncedeleon, the Cardinals’ minor-league pitcher hospitalized after taking a line drive off his head, has made progress in the past week and could, after a week or two of continuing rehab in Iowa, return to his home in Florida. General manager John Mozeliak wrote in an email that Poncedeleon’s “outlook is very promising at this time.” Poncedeleon, 25, was hit by a line drive during a game he started on May 9, and he has been at a Des Moines, Iowa, hospital ever since. He required surgery to alleviate swelling of his brain. The extent of his injury was described as “severe” at that time. Once he is cleared to return home, Poncedeleon will be able to continue his recovery in