The Offseason Journey of Juan Graterol

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We’re a little late on this, but after five months of being picked up, dumped, and claimed again by five organizations in five months! This twice included the Angels. And now catcher Juan Graterol is back where he started last November, when the Halos first designated him for assignment.

Graterol, 28, was claimed by the Reds, DFA’d, then claimed by the Diamondbacks, and then was claimed by the Angels again. But when the Halos passed him through waivers the Blue Jays claimed him and invited him to their Major League camp. After being DFA’d again, the Angels claimed him once again…

The Angels acquired the backstop for a player to be named later or cash. Graterol was then called up, and fellow catcher Carlos Perez was sent down. That ended a five-month quest for Juan Graterol to find a spot on a roster. The only question now is how he will factor into the team’s catching situation.