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Dodgers Activate Brusdar Graterol For the Final Game of the Padres Series

BAZOOKA IS BACK!



This series against the Padres has been a complete team effort from the Dodgers. For both games, Los Angeles has had to utilize almost every guy on the roster in order to grind out two very close wins. 

Because they had to grind them out, the Dodgers had to use up a decent amount of pitching. And while the hope is that Trevor Bauer can go deep into the game this afternoon, they’re still going to need a little help. And they’re getting a really good guy to help them out. 

The Dodgers announced this morning that they are activating Brusdar Graterol from the taxi squad. Bazooka had traveled with the team down to San Diego this weekend after pitching a successful final outing at the alternate location on Thursday. 

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Graterol got a slow start to Spring Training partially due to circumstances in the offseason. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said several times that Brusdar was not able to throw nearly enough in order to be ready to go by March. 

The timing works out great for the Dodgers who will be without Blake Treinen on Sunday. They will also likely be without David Price and Victor Gonzalez after both guys threw more than anticipated in the series. 

The Dodgers had to option Alex Vesia in order to add Brusdar to the active roster. Vesia was called up this weekend in order to provide depth. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Brusdar simply was not ready for the situation, in my humble opinion he should have been worked in another game with not so much on the line. Oh well it’s a long season, at least 2 out of 3 ! Go Dodgers

    • You are so right! I’m going to blame Doc for this. He was not ready for this. This is 2 games now he has cost Bauer a win.

      • Oh come on, Graterol blew it. Dude is a pro and should have been able to handle the situation. The other relievers had played in prior 4 or 5 days. It was his turn. Blame goes 75% Graterol and 25% Roberts.

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