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Los Angeles Dodgers Shut Down Venezuelan RHP Brusdar Graterol

 Matt Tallarini  |    Apr 28th, 2024 10:28am EDT

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According to Fabian Ardaya, Los Angeles Dodgers writer for The Athletic, the Dodgers shut down 2020 World Series champion Venezuelan right-handed pitcher Brusdar Graterol’s throwing program on April 25.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts reported to Ardaya on April 25, “He just hasn’t been bouncing back well. Going to be a longer process, it seems”.

Graterol, 25, was born in Calabozo, Venezuela, and played five seasons in Major League Baseball, most recently with the Minnesota Twins in 2019 and the Dodgers from 2020 to 23.

Graterol has been with the blue and white since he was traded from Minnesota with right fielder Luke Rapey and future considerations heading to Los Angeles and right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda, catcher Jair Camargo, and cash considerations were dealt to the Twins on February 10, 2020.

He made his MLB debut on September 1, 2019, at home against the Detroit Tigers.

Graterol pitched one inning in spring training and allowed one walk while facing four batters before being transferred from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day injured list on April 2 with right shoulder inflammation.

Graterol was placed on the 15-day injured list on March 19 with the beginning stage of his right shoulder inflammation.

Last season, he went 4-2 with 68 appearances out of the bullpen and one start, posting a 1.20 ERA, recording seven saves, throwing 67.1 innings, allowing 53 hits, nine earned runs, three home runs, 12 walks, 48 strikeouts, and a 0.965 WHIP.

In the 2022 regular season, Graterol posted a 2-4 record with a 3.26 ERA, throwing 49.2 innings in 46 appearances and one start, allowing 39 hits, 18 earned runs, three home runs, 10 walks, 43 strikeouts, and a 0.987 WHIP.

Graterol was placed on the 15-day injured list on July 14, 2022, with a right shoulder inflammation before being sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City on August 12, 2022, for his rehab assignment.

He threw in four games out of the bullpen with Oklahoma City. He posted a 1-0 record, throwing 4.2 innings without allowing an earned run and allowed one hit, one walk, and four strikeouts before the Dodgers activated him on August 22, 2022.

Graterol was placed on the 15-day injured list with right elbow inflammation on September 1, 2022, and was activated on September 22, 2022.

During his five seasons in the MLB, Graterol has posted an 11-9 record with a 2.80 ERA in 181 appearances and five starts. He has recorded 11 saves, thrown 103.1 innings, and allowed 154 hits, 57 earned runs, 10 home runs, 40 walks, 141 strikeouts, and a 1.058 WHIP.