MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized their trade sending starting pitcher Kenta Maeda to the Twins and bullpen prospect Brusdar Graterol to the Dodgers.
Just in time for spring training.
Twins pitchers and catchers take the field Wednesday for their first official workout in Fort Myers, Florida, with the Dodgers following Friday in Glendale, Arizona.
In Monday's deal, spawned from the original three-team agreement with Boston that hit a snag last week, the Twins sent minor league outfielder Luke Raley and a competitive balance round pick in the 2020 draft, 67th overall, along with Graterol to Los Angeles. The Dodgers will send $10 million and minor league catcher Jair Camargo along with Maeda to Minnesota.
The 25-year-old Raley returned to the Dodgers, after missing most of last season with an ankle injury and playing in just 33 games for Triple-A Rochester. The Twins acquired him and starting pitching prospect Devin Smeltzer on July 31, 2018, in a trade that sent second baseman Brian Dozier to the Dodgers.
Graterol was initially slated for the Red Sox, but they held up the three-way deal headlined by star Mookie Betts' move to the Dodgers out of concern about Graterol's medical review.
Graterol, 21, who can touch triple digits on the radar gun with his fastball, missed time last season for Double-A Pensacola with a shoulder injury. The right-hander recovered in time to make his major league debut with the Twins and pitch in the postseason, and the team planned to develop the native of Venezuela as a reliever, rather than a starter as he was on his way up through the system.
The Red Sox and Dodgers instead worked out their own trade that sent Betts to Los Angeles, and the Twins and Dodgers agreed on their portion of the swap. Both of those deals were agreed to Sunday.