Dodgers: Brusar Graterol looms closer to Kenley Jansen’s imminent departure

Los Angeles Dodgers They are the team with the most imminent free agents at the end of the 2021 season, where they have already left Max Scherzer and Corey Seager, and there are many others in doubt how Clayton Kershaw, Albert Pujols or Kenley Jansen, with reports indicating that the latter will surely not return to MLB With the Los Angeles blue team, looking for luck elsewhere.

With all this, it seems to indicate that the table is set for the Venezuelan Brusdar Graterol to take the “alternative” and inherit the closer position of Kenley Jansen, being an explosive launcher that easily reaches 100 mph and has all the characteristics to become a reliable closer, but in the last season he had some setback in his development.

In 2021, Brusdar Graterol had a 4.59 ERA in 33.1 innings pitched with a 3-0 record, far worse than his 2020 campaign in which he finished with a 3.09 ERA in 23.1 innings. However, Graterol has shone in the playoffs, as in 9 innings worked this October 2021, he allowed only one run against Giants and Braves in the NLDS and NLCS.

Without a doubt, Kenley Jansen’s shoes will be quite difficult to fill, since the Curaçao is the historical leader in saves of the franchise and that he had recovered from a bad shape in previous years and a heart surgery.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I’m going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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Dodgers: Brusar Graterol looms closer to Kenley Jansen’s imminent departure