Dodgers manager Dave Roberts explained Saturday that Graterol was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City to work on his sinker and slider, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Graterol was activated from the injured list Friday but was kept in the minors despite already making a pair of rehab appearances with the Triple-A club. Roberts clarified that the reliever struggled with command of his sinker and with the shape on his slider earlier this season, so he will focus on those pitches while working his way back to the majors. Graterol is still expected to play a key role in the Dodgers' bullpen before long.
Graterol (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday. Graterol had been on the injured list since April 29 due to right forearm tightness, and he recently began a rehab assignment with the Triple-A club. He was expected to have a high-leverage role in the Dodgers' injury-riddled bullpen once he was reinstated, but he'll remain in the minors in the near future. If he performs well with Triple-A Oklahoma City, it wouldn't be surprising to see Graterol return to the major-league bullpen at some point.
Graterol (forearm) pitched a scoreless, 11-pitch inning with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday. The righty induced two groundouts and a flyout en route to a 1-2-3 inning. This marks a positive step toward the return of Graterol, who has pitched just 1.1 total innings with the Dodgers in 2021. Upon activation, Graterol figures to have a substantial, high-leverage role out of an injury-riddled bullpen.
Graterol (forearm) felt good following his live batting practice Friday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Graterol reached 94-98 mph during his throwing session Friday while facing hitters for the first time since he suffered his forearm injury. The right-hander will likely see game action as part of his rehab assignment in the coming days.
Graterol (forearm) will throw live batting practice Friday while with Triple-A Oklahoma City on a rehab assignment, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Graterol was reportedly set to start throwing in game action Friday, but those plans have been tweaked slightly. Assuming live batting practice goes as planned, he is expected to enter into game action on his rehab assignment shortly thereafter.
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