The Venezuelan receiver Juan Graterol landed with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The right batting backstop was paired with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Minnesota Twins and Cincinnati Reds between 2016-19, combining to add 129 plate appearances during those four seasons.
Juan José ‘El Grate’ Graterol has much more experience at Triple-A, where he is a career .280 / .321 / .344 hitter in parts of 15 seasons, since he debuted in 2006 with the Kansas City Royals:
The 32-year-old (33 in February) and 1.85 meters tall, spent the 2021 campaign with the main affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, hitting .293 / .355 / .359 with a pair of home runs in 186 plate appearances.
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At the highest level, his career numbers are .218, with no home run and 14 RBIs in 67 games. He only has six extra bases, which have been doubles. Will he return to MLB?
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