The Dodgers were hoping to have Brusdar Graterol back for the upcoming road trip in Atlanta. That’s what Dave Roberts had said this weekend after it was announced he would be throwing with Oklahoma City. But now, it sounds like there is a chance that won’t happen.
Graterol made an appearance in last night’s game with the OKC Dodgers. He tossed one inning and induced 3 outs via groundballs and a flyout. Graterol did that all on 11 pitches and reportedly sat up near triple-digits with his heater.
But that apparently was not enough to make an immediate decision on when he will be activated. The Dodgers manager spoke with media on Tuesday about Brusdar and the uncertainly about what he will do this week.
I think some of it is contingent on the buildup, some of it is contingent on the performance, some of it is contingent on need here. So we really could go a couple of different directions. And right now I just think it’s kind of keep him on the rehab for however long that is, and then we’ll make a decision at a later date.
It sounds like his return depends on a lot of different factors right now. But it might play in his favor that the Dodgers are throwing a bullpen game tonight just a few days before heading out on a road trip.
Regardless of what the need might be, it sounds like he is ready to be back up. The Dodgers will probably want to see him throw more than 11 pitches before activating him, so that might be part of the problem with his outing on Monday.