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Dodgers activate Yasmani Grandal, return Chris Heisey to minors
Dodgers activate Yasmani Grandal, return Chris Heisey to minors

Thumbs-up for baseball’s semi-new concussion program. Catcher Yasmani Grandal was activated Saturday from the seven-day concussion disabled list -- a program started in 2011 -- and immediately placed in the starting lineup. To make room for him on the roster, the Dodgers sent outfielder Chris Heisey back to triple-A Oklahoma City yet again. That means they kept Austin Barnes and will at least temporarily carry three catchers. Grandal suffered what was termed a mild concussion May 22 when he first took a bat to the side of the head on a back swing and then a foul to the catcher’s mask. He took a few days off and then played in three rehab games as a designated hitter for...

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