Graterol was acquired by the Blue Jays from the Angels on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations.
The 32-year-old spent spring training with the Halos and was reassigned to minor-league camp last week. Graterol last appeared in six games for the Reds in 2019 and went 4-for-18, and he'll provide organizational depth behind the plate for the Blue Jays at the alternate training site.
Graterol was assigned to minor-league camp Friday.
Graterol signed a minor-league deal with the Angels in November but was unable to crack the roster. In 10 Cactus League plate appearances, he managed a .300/.300/.400 line.
Graterol and the Angels agreed to a minor-league deal Tuesday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Graterol made his big-league debut for the Angels back in 2016 and has played 58 of his 67 career games at the highest level with the team. Nothing the 31-year-old has shown thus far suggests he deserves even a backup spot in the majors, as he's hit just .218/.227/.266 with zero homers, so he'll likely serve an organizational depth role this season.
Graterol was included in Minnesota's 60-man player pool ahead of summer camp before the 2020 season begins, MLB.com reports.
In 58 games with Triple-A Louisville last year, Graterol hit .249/.301/.325 with two home runs and 26 RBI. He'll be on the 60-man roster for his glove and add veteran catcher depth at Minnesota's alternate training site.
Graterol signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Tuesday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
The 30-year-old entered free agency after being designated for assignment by the Reds, and he will return to Minnesota, where he spent part of the 2018 season. In 58 games with Triple-A Louisville last year, Graterol hit .249/.301/.325 with two home runs and 26 RBI.
Graterol declared for free agency Monday.
Graterol accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Louisville last week but apparently had a change of heart on the matter after meeting with the Reds' brass. The 30-year-old catcher is now free to test the open market but will more than likely have to settle for a minor-league deal if he wishes to keep his career going.
Graterol cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.
It's no surprise to see a 30-year-old with just 67 career major-league games under his belt go unclaimed. He'll remain as organizational depth for the Reds.
Graterol was designated for assignment by the Reds on Wednesday.
Graterol looks like a third catcher at best, appearing in just 67 games through his age-30 season and hitting just .218/.227/.266 in those contests. The transaction frees up a 40-man roster spot for the Reds to claim Josh Smith off waivers from the Marlins.
Graterol was activated from the concussion injured list Saturday.
Graterol had been battling the concussion since late July. He'll be the third option at catcher behind Tucker Barnhart and Curt Casali down the stretch.
Graterol (concussion) was placed on the 7-day injured list Friday.
Graterol is dealing with a concussion after taking a foul ball off his mask during Wednesday's game against the Brewers. Tucker Barnhart (oblique) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move and should see the majority of time behind the dish for Cincinnati with Graterol, Curt Casali (knee) and Kyle Farmer (concussion) all on the shelf.
Graterol (head) is out of the lineup for Friday's game versus the Rockies.
Grateral was removed from Wednesday's game against the Brewers after taking a foul tip off his mask. The Reds can ill afford to go down another catcher with Tucker Barnhart (oblique), Curt Casali (knee) and Kyle Farmer (concussion) already on the injured list. Ryan Lavarnway is starting at catcher and batting ninth Friday.
Graterol exited Wednesday's game against the Brewers in the bottom of the third inning after taking a foul tip off the mask, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
The Reds have had pretty bad luck this year with catcher injuries, as Tucker Barnhart (oblique), Curt Casali (knee) and Kyle Farmer (concussion) are all on the shelf already. Ryan Lavarnway took over behind the plate and is now the lone healthy catcher on the roster. Graterol should be considered day-to-day for now.
Graterol is not in the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.
It appears that the absence from the lineup is just a routine day off for the 30-year-old, who went 2-for-8 with one RBI in back-to-back starts filling in for Curt Casali (knee), Tucker Barnhart (oblique) and Kyle Farmer (concussion). Ryan Lavarnway is starting at catcher, batting ninth.
Graterol had his contract selected from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday. He is starting at catcher and hitting eighth against the Cubs, according to Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer.
Graterol will provide the Reds with catching depth while Curt Casali (knee) and Tucker Barnhart (oblique) both nurse injuries. Raisel Iglesias was placed on the paternity list in a corresponding move.
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.
Graterol agreed to a minor-league contract with Minnesota on Thursday.
Graterol will report to Triple-A Rochester and will immediately join the Red Wings' lineup for Thursday's contest. The 29-year-old will add a little extra catching depth for the Twins after being released by the Angels last weekend. During 48 major-league games last year, he hit .202/.207/.250 with 10 RBI.
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|2010||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||3||6||0||0||0||0||0||2||1||1||0||0||.000||.125||.000|
|2011||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||23||77||3||14||2||0||1||5||6||16||0||0||.182||.241||.247|
|2011||AFX-Kane County Cougars||35||123||5||25||3||0||0||6||10||12||0||0||.203||.263||.228|
|2012||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||61||196||26||59||12||0||2||18||7||24||0||2||.301||.338||.393|
|2013||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||56||182||17||52||6||0||3||17||6||22||3||0||.286||.314||.368|
|2014||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||70||246||17||69||17||0||4||28||9||29||0||0||.281||.313||.398|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||7||20||0||5||0||0||0||2||--||4||0||0||.250||.238||.250|
|2018||AAA-Rochester Red Wings||34||116||12||33||6||0||0||10||2||3||0||0||.284||.317||.336|
|2018||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||24||90||11||29||5||0||0||13||3||10||0||0||.322||.347||.378|