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Dodgers Officially Trade Kenta Maeda to Twins for Brusdar Graterol and Luke Raley



Today the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right-handed pitcher Brusdar Graterol, outfielder Luke Raley, and a draft pick in exchange for right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda and cash considerations, plus minor league catcher Jair Camargo.

Maeda leaves Los Angeles after spending 4 seasons with the club.  He receives a $1M assignment bonus in the trade. The Dodgers are also sending Jair Camargo, the Columbian-born catcher to Minnesota and $10M in the deal.

Graterol made his major league debut as a 20-year-old with the Minnesota Twins in 2019. Raley was drafted by the Dodgers in 2016 and was part of a trade with Minnesota in 2018 that brought Brian Dozier to Dodger Stadium. Additionally, LA will receive the 67th overall pick in the 2020 draft.

After completing a trade with Boston earlier in the day, the Dodgers 40-man roster currently stands at 42, so more moves are expected to be coming.

Official Press Release

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Brusdar Graterol, minor league outfielder Luke Raley and the 67th pick in the 2020 First Year Player draft from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda, minor league catcher Jaír Camargo and cash considerations.

Graterol, 21, joins the Dodgers after spending five years in the Twins’ organization. The right-hander went a combined 19-6 with a 2.48 ERA (59 ER/214.0 IP) in 51 minor league games (41 starts) for the Twins. The Venezuelan born pitcher made his Major League debut on September 1, 2019 after having his contract selected by the Twins on the same day. He went on to make 10 relief appearances for Minnesota, posting a 1-1 record with a 4.66 ERA (5 ER/9.2 IP) with 10 strikeouts against two walks. He enters the season ranked as the 83rd-best prospect in Major League Baseball according to MLB.com and was originally signed by the Minnesota Twins on August 29, 2014 as a non-drafted international free agent. 

Raley, 25, joins the Dodger organization after spending the last season and a half in the Twins minor league system. The outfielder began his professional career with the Dodgers’ organization after being drafted in the seventh round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Lake Erie College. He was a part of the July 31, 2018 trade that brought Brian Dozier to the Dodgers. Last season, he hit .302 (38-for-126) with seven homers and 21 RBI in 33 games for Triple-A Rochester. In parts of four seasons with the Twins and Dodgers, he has slashed .288/.361/.472 with 46 homers and 178 RBI. His contract was selected on November 20, 2019.

Maeda, 31, finished his fourth campaign with the Dodgers, going 10-8 record and a 4.04 ERA (69 ER/153.2 IP), limiting opponents to a .202 average while posting a 1.07 WHIP. The right-hander went a combined 47-35 with a 3.87 ERA (253 ER/589.0 IP) and 641 strikeouts against 178 walks in 137 games (103 starts) for the Dodgers. He was originally acquired as a free agent by the Los Angeles Dodgers on January 7, 2016.

Camargo, 20, played in 79 games for Single-A Great Lakes last year, batting .236 (67-for-284) with four homers and 41 RBI. He finished his fourth season in Dodgers organization after signing as an international free agent on July 10, 2015. In four seasons in the minor league system, he combined to slash .250/.300/.371 with 11 homers and 95 RBI.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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