Brusdar Javier Graterol (born August 26, 1998) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2019 for the Minnesota Twins.
Graterol in 2018
|Los Angeles Dodgers – No. 48|
|Born: August 26, 1998|
|September 1, 2019, for the Minnesota Twins|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2020 season)
|Earned run average||3.55|
|Career highlights and awards|
Graterol signed with the Minnesota Twins as an international free agent in August 2014. He made his professional debut in 2015 with the Dominican Summer League Twins where he was 0–1 with a 2.45 ERA in four starts. He missed the 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery. He returned from the injury in 2017 and pitched for the Gulf Coast Twins and Elizabethton Twins, going 4–1 with a 2.70 ERA in ten games (seven starts).
Graterol started 2018 with the Cedar Rapids Kernels (with whom he was named a Midwest League All-Star) and was promoted to the Fort Myers Miracle in June. In 19 starts between the two teams, he went 8–4 with a 2.74 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.
On September 1, 2019, the Twins selected Graterol's contract and promoted him to the major leagues. He made his major league debut that day versus the Detroit Tigers, pitching a scoreless inning in relief. In 2019 with the Twins he was 1-1 with a 4.66 ERA, as in 10 games he pitched 9.2 innings and struck out 10 batters.
Los Angeles DodgersEdit
On February 10, 2020, the Twins traded Graterol, Luke Raley, and the 67th pick in the 2020 Major League Baseball draft to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Kenta Maeda, Jaír Camargo, and cash considerations. In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, he appeared in 23 games (two starts) for the Dodgers and allowed eight earned runs in 231⁄3 innings, for a 3.09 ERA. In the postseason, he pitched one scoreless inning to pick up the save in the second game of the Wild Card Series and 1 1⁄3 scoreless innings in the second game of the 2020 NLDS. In the 2020 NLCS against the Atlanta Braves, he pitched in four games, allowing three runs in 3 1⁄3 innings and in the 2020 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays he pitched two scoreless innings over three games as the Dodgers won the championship.
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- "Graterol named starter for Pensacola Blue Wahoos season-opener". Pensacola News Journal.
- "Blue Wahoos land six players in Southern League All-Star Game". Pensacola News Journal.
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- Neal III, La Velle E. (February 10, 2020). "In final piece of Graterol-Maeda deal, Twins get Class A catcher". Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Retrieved February 10, 2020.
- "2020 National League Wild Card Series (NLWC) Game 2, Brewers at Dodgers, October 1". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
- "2020 National League Division Series (NLDS) Game 2, Padres at Dodgers, October 7 2020 NL Division Series". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
- "2020 NLCS Los Angeles Dodgers over Atlanta Braves (4-3)". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 29, 2020.