The Dodgers battle with injuries continues today in Milwaukee. They were able to bring back a bullpen arm in Mitch White but will be missing out on another with more aches and pains. This one was a little more of a surprise.
The Dodgers placed Brusdar Graterol on the 10-day injured list prior to Thursday night’s game. Graterol was listed with right forearm tightness as the reason for his resignation. While that’s generally not a good sign with hard-throwing guys, there is no new information on the injury as of now.
Graterol had a rough start to the year after missing out on most of the Cactus League games. In 3 appearances, he was charged with 3 earned runs and struck out just 1. He also walked a pair of batters and goes on the IL with a 20.25 ERA.
In a corresponding move, the Dodgers recalled Edwin Uceta from the practice squad. The right-hander will head out to the bullpen to help out with the relief team for this series. Uceta has not played past Double-A at the professional level but has spent a lot of time in the alternate sites over the last 2 seasons.
The Dodgers planned on throwing a bullpen game on Friday evening in Milwaukee. The hope is that they will not need to burn too many arms with Trevor Bauer throwing tonight against the Brewers.