With Max Muncy being placed on paternity leave, the Dodgers have recalled right-handed pitcher Brusdar Graterol. Muncy can miss no more than three games, so he’s expected to return Tuesday when the team travels to San Francisco.
Following last night’s loss, manager Dave Roberts said that Muncy was going to be in Arizona this weekend while he celebrates the birth of his first child.
This will be Graterol’s third time with the club this season. He began the season on the injured list and then was placed on the IL less than two weeks after he was activated. Once he returned, Graterol was optioned to Oklahoma City where Roberts said the team wanted him to work on his secondary pitches.
Graterol was up briefly at the start of the month, but was sent back down to AAA shortly after. In five games with the Dodgers this season, he’s allowed three runs in four innings. In 17 games with OKC, he has a 6.48 ERA. However, he has 20 strikeouts in 16 2⁄3 innings while posting a 1.02 WHIP.
In addition, the Dodgers recalled Darien Núñez and optioned Garrett Cleavinger.