Graterol had his contract selected by the Twins on Sunday. Graterol spent most of the season with Double-A Pensacola, working primarily as a starter and racking up a 1.78 ERA with 49 strikeouts and 21 walks across 50.2 innings. He most recently pitched out of the bullpen with Triple-A Rochester, a role he's likely to fill with the Twins. Known for the velocity on his fastball, Graterol could immediately rack up a notable amount of strikeouts at the major-league level.
Graterol will be called up to the majors after rosters expand Sept. 1, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He'll join the Twins after the completion of Triple-A Rochester's regular season Tuesday. Graterol dominated at the Double-A level this season with a 1.78 ERA and a 49:21 K:BB in 50.2 innings. He then was moved to the bullpen and promoted to Triple-A (5.06 ERA and seven strikeouts in 5.1 innings). With a fastball that hits triple digits on the radar gun, he could be an impact reliever in September.
Graterol will be promoted to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The 20-year-old has been dominant at the Double-A level this season with a 1.78 ERA and a 49:21 K:BB in 50.2 innings. He'll get the chance to work against some more developed hitters at the Triple-A level, but this could also be a sign that Minnesota may call him up in September to help their bullpen.
Graterol earned the first save of his career by throwing 1.1 scoreless innings Wednesday for Double-A Pensacola. Graterol reached 102 mph on the radar gun. It was notable that he was moved to relief for a second consecutive appearance. Twins assistant GM Rob Antony noted last week that Graterol could earn a promotion to the majors before the end of August. His move to the bullpen could speed his promotion to the majors.
Graterol (shoulder) was activated from the minor-league injured list Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Graterol has been sidelined since late May with a shoulder impingement, but he's been cleared to rejoin Double-A Pensacola after completing a pair of rehab appearances with Minnesota's rookie Gulf Coast League team. Assistant GM Rob Antony noted earlier in the week that Graterol could earn a promotion to the majors before the end of August now that he's healthy.