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Dodgers Play Wait and See with Injured Brusdar Graterol



In the latest episode of M.A.S.H.: Dodger bullpen edition, the triage welcomed right-hander Brusdar Graterol among the walking wounded. Graterol hit the injured list on Thursday with right forearm stiffness. On Friday, the latest news from Dave Roberts was mostly of the wait-and-see variety. 

He’s gonna stay with us and get treatment, not play catch for a couple days, see how it responds to treatment.

Initially, the expectation was that Brusdar would undergo an MRI exam, but it turns out that’s a little more complicated in Milwaukee.

Right now in town, I don’t know if we have the resources [for an MRI]. Our staff feels that just giving him a couple of days of not throwing and getting treated will give us a better idea of how he’s feeling. Once we get back to town that potentially still will remain an option. But right now, we’re not going to do that.

The reliever got off to a slow start this spring after seemingly arriving to camp not quite ready to throw. Roberts only offered that Graterol was unable to throw much off a mound in the offseason for reasons. He rejoined the team in San Diego two weeks ago and has allowed 3 runs over 1.1 innings pitched.

Brusdar joins Corey Knebel, Joe Kelly, David Price, and Tony Gonsolin as relievers on the IL for LA.

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