This series against the Padres has been a complete team effort from the Dodgers. For both games, Los Angeles has had to utilize almost every guy on the roster in order to grind out two very close wins.
Because they had to grind them out, the Dodgers had to use up a decent amount of pitching. And while the hope is that Trevor Bauer can go deep into the game this afternoon, they’re still going to need a little help. And they’re getting a really good guy to help them out.
The Dodgers announced this morning that they are activating Brusdar Graterol from the taxi squad. Bazooka had traveled with the team down to San Diego this weekend after pitching a successful final outing at the alternate location on Thursday.
Graterol got a slow start to Spring Training partially due to circumstances in the offseason. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said several times that Brusdar was not able to throw nearly enough in order to be ready to go by March.
The timing works out great for the Dodgers who will be without Blake Treinen on Sunday. They will also likely be without David Price and Victor Gonzalez after both guys threw more than anticipated in the series.
The Dodgers had to option Alex Vesia in order to add Brusdar to the active roster. Vesia was called up this weekend in order to provide depth.