The Dodgers already got all of the bad news that they could handle on Monday. It started with news that Dustin May’s MRI did not go well and that there was damage to his UCL. Not long after, we learned that May would be out for the season.
In the same briefing that Dave Roberts discussed May’s Tommy John surgery, he also had news about Brusdar Grateerol. The Dodgers’ hard-throwing reliever was placed on the injured list last week after experiencing some stiffness in his forearm.
The Dodgers will send Brusdar in for an MRI on Tuesday in Chicago. Dave Roberts talked about the decision on Monday noting that there did seem to be some improvement in how he was feeling. Unfortunately, he has not picked up a ball in a few days.
He’ll get some imaging tomorrow. But right now he hasn’t picked up a baseball. He’s kind of just getting treatment. So we’re at 3 days of not throwing there’s some improvement, so we’ll know more tomorrow. I think the soreness has dissipated.
The fact that the Dodgers are sending him for an MRI doesn’t necessarily mean that there is a serious issue. But it does leave a sense of uncertainty about Brusdar‘s near future, which is a concern.
The Dodgers are already shorthanded in the bullpen as it is. If Graterol has to miss an extended period of time, things could get really ugly with their relievers. Los Angeles expects to have David Price and Tony Gonsolin back soon, but not nearly as soon as they need them.