Dodgers Get ‘Great News’ With Brusdar Graterol MRI Results

Injuries have seemingly been nonstop for the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, but they appear to have bucked the trend with Brusdar Grater after he was placed on the 10-day injured list due to right forearm tightness.

The Dodgers put Graterol on the IL minutes before first pitch of the series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers last week, and he has remained with the team on the road trip. After multiple days of receiving treatment, Graterol was sent for an MRI on Tuesday.

“There was no incident. It came up negative, which was great news. So now we’re just kind of treating it as such,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of the results.

“Don’t know when he’ll pick up a baseball and play catch. Just want to make sure the soreness, the uncomfortableness of the arm dissipates. But the findings — or lack thereof — was good news.”

Prior to undergoing the MRI, Roberts relayed that the discomfort in Graterol’s forearm had already started to diminish some.

After ramping up behind other pitchers during Spring Training and beginning the regular season on the IL, Graterol only managed to appear in three games before the forearm trouble. He allowed at least one run to the San Diego Padres in two appearances, then retired the only batter faced against the Cincinnati Reds on April 26.

Graterol’s medicals

That Graterol is in a second season with the Dodgers is somewhat of a surprise considering he appeared poised to be sent from the Minnesota Twins to the Boston Red Sox as part of the three-team trade centered around Mookie Betts and David Price.

However, after the deal was agreed to, the Red Sox reportedly raised issue with Graterol’s medical records. The Dodgers were forced to re-work the trade by completing separate deals with the Twins and Red Sox.

Now dealing with forearm tightness, that history was touched on. “I think initially it was more the shoulder, as I recall with the medicals before,” Roberts noted.

“Once we’ve had him he’s been nothing but healthy. Any pitcher that says forearm tightness, you kind of flag it and make sure to calm it down a little bit.”

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