Dodgers recall Brusdar Graterol, Darien Núñez

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled right-handed pitcher Brusdar Graterol and left-handed pitcher Darien Núñez and placed infielder Max Muncy on paternity leave and optioned left-handed pitcher Garrett Cleavinger.

 

Graterol, 22, returns for his third stint with the club and is 1-0 with a 6.75 ERA (3 ER/4.0 IP). The Venezuelan native has spent parts of three Major League seasons with Minnesota (2019) and Los Angeles (2020-21), going 3-3 with a 3.89 ERA (16 ER/37.0 IP) and 26 strikeouts. He was originally acquired by the Dodgers from the Minnesota Twins on February 10, 2020 along with Luke Raley in exchange for Kenta Maeda and minor leaguer Jair Camargo.

 

Núñez, 28, returns for his second stint with the club and has appeared in four games for the Dodgers this year, allowing four earned runs in 6.0 innings. In 61 minor league contests, he is 8-2 with a 2.37 ERA (26 ER/98.2 IP) and 154 strikeouts. He was originally signed by the Dodgers as a minor league free agent on April 16, 2018.

 

Muncy, 30, is batting .272 (77-for-283) with 22 homers and 59 RBI this season. He is in his sixth Major League season and has hit .243 with 109 homers and 280 RBI. The two-time All-Star was originally drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the fifth round of the 2012 First Year Player Draft out of Baylor University.

 

Cleavinger, 27, is 2-3 with a 2.12 ERA (4 ER/17.0 IP) and 20 strikeouts in 20 games. He was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies in a three-team trade with the Tampa Bay Rays and Phillies on December 20, 2020. He was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft by the Phillies out of the University of Oregon.