Graterol signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Tuesday, according to the Greeneville Reds' play-by-play announcer Justin Rocke. Graterol will report to Triple-A Louisville, where he'll serve as organizational catching depth. The 29-year-old backstop spent most of the 2018 season at Triple-A (with affiliates of the Twins and Angels), hitting a combined .301/.330/.354 across 58 games. He owns a career .217/.227/.274 slash line in 61 games across parts of three big-league seasons.
Graterol was non-tendered by the Reds on Friday, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Graterol was picked up off waivers by Cincinnati in mid-October but appeared in just four games between stops with the Reds and Angels in 2018. He figures to serve as organizational depth if he signs with another team over the offseason.
Graterol was claimed off waivers by Cincinnati on Wednesday. Graterol only played in four major-league games in 2018, with his two starts coming during the final week of the season with Minnesota. Prior to his time with the Twins, Graterol had been in the Angels' organization since 2017. Across 61 major-league games throughout his career, Graterol has hit just .217/.227/.274 with 13 RBI. He will provide added catching depth for the Reds.
Graterol was promoted to the Twins on Saturday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Graterol has logged just one major-league at-bat this season, but he'll be added to the 40-man roster to add depth behind the plate. The move was made after Mitch Garver (concussion) was essentially ruled out for the remainder of the 2018 campaign.
Graterol was placed on the minor-league DL after getting hit by a pitch during Thursday's game. It's not clear where Graterol was hit, but he will miss a little time after being plunked during a contest at Triple-A Rochester. Across 14 games since joining the Twins' organization last month, Graterol has hit .283/.313/.348.