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Dodgers: Brusdar Graterol and Joe Kelly Make it to Ring Ceremony Despite IL Stint

The Dodgers had two key guys there that many were unsure would make it.



Friday was a great day to be a Dodgers fan. They came away with the home opener win, but it was so much more than that. Chavez Ravine got to host fans for the first time since 2019 and the team also got their World Series rings. 

Members of the 2020 Dodgers team lined up along the third-base line holding their rings with pride. Brusdar Graterol and Joe Kelly were there to get their rings, two guys that are on the injured list. Because of that designation and the fact that they have been throwing in Arizona, there was a lot of uncertainty on if they would be able to attend. 

Dave Roberts confirmed before the ceremony that both Dodgers relievers would be in attendance and would be able to receive their rings. Doc also gave an update on both guys and how they are progressing towards a return to action. 

Related: Watch the FULL 2020 Ring Ceremony Here

Joe Kelly remains a little bit behind where the Dodgers would like him to be. For the moment, there is no timetable or approximation for a return. He was placed on the 10-day Injured List on Opening Day. 

For Brusdar, he is ahead of Kelly in his progression. He was throwing on the field ahead of Friday’s game which is obviously a great sign. Graterol has been throwing at the Dodgers alternate site in Arizona since the team left for their first series of the year in Colorado. 

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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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