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Sport Mookie Betts trade held up by medical issues with Brusdar Graterol, report says

13:31  06 february  2020
13:31  06 february  2020 Source:   bostonglobe.com

Mookie Betts trade grades: Red Sox get poor mark; Dodgers win big; Twins get better now

  Mookie Betts trade grades: Red Sox get poor mark; Dodgers win big; Twins get better now The Red Sox barely pass with their role in the reported three-team deal.Now that Betts is heading to Hollywood, there's a safe bet that Betts is a great bet for the Dodgers.

Mookie Betts was traded to the Dodgers along with David Price for Alex Verdugo, as well as pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol on Tuesday night. What makes this trade all the more commendable is that somehow the Dodgers pulled off such a lucrative trade without giving up any of their top prospects.

The Red Sox are also receiving 21-year-old right-hander Brusdar Graterol from the Twins, who are picking up right-hander Kenta Maeda from Los Throughout the offseason, the Red Sox have been open to letting go of Betts , who is owed million in 2020. Betts won AL MVP honors in 2018 and

It’s been more than 24 hours since the Red Sox agreed in principle to a blockbuster three-team trade with the Dodgers and Twins to send superstar Mookie Betts and lefthander David Price to the Los Angeles in exchange for outfielder Alex Verdugo and righthander Brusdar Graterol, who had been acquired by Los Angeles from Minnesota in exchange for pitcher Kenta Maeda. The reason for the delay apparently revolves around issues in the evaluation of Graterol’s medical records.

a baseball player holding a glove: Brusdar Graterol has had a history of injuries dating to 2015.© Emilee Chinn Brusdar Graterol has had a history of injuries dating to 2015.

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Red Sox’s review of the 21-year-old’s medical records led the team to conclude that he is less likely than anticipated to project as a starting pitcher. With that conclusion, according to the report, the Sox may seek additional compensation in the form of an additional player and/or money from either the Twins or Dodgers.

Red Sox seeking more compensation for Betts as Graterol’s medical issues hold up trade

  Red Sox seeking more compensation for Betts as Graterol’s medical issues hold up trade The deal isn’t expected to be in jeopardy, but Graterol does not appear to project as a starter in the way the Red Sox anticipated.When the dust settles, it’s still expected that Mookie Betts and David Price will end up in Los Angeles, outfielder Alex Verdugo and likely pitcher Brusdar Graterol will end up with the Red Sox, and starter Kenta Maeda likely will end up in Minnesota.

Report : Dodgers Acquire Mookie Betts , David Price in Trade . Mookie Betts was traded to the Dodgers along with David Price for Alex Verdugo, as well as pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol on Tuesday night. How Opposing Teams Size Up a Mookie Betts Trade .

Mookie Betts was a popular figure in Boston, where he was a four-time All Star. Photograph: Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports. The deal also involves the Minnesota Twins, who are getting right-hander Kenta Maeda from the Dodgers and sending pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol to Boston.

Graterol has had a history of injuries dating to 2015. In June of that year he underwent Tommy John surgery. In May 2018, he dealt with back spasms, followed by shoulder impingement syndrome in 2019. Now, a medical issue concerning Graterol may be keeping the trade from becoming official.

“It would not stun me,” one American League scout said. “He’s had issues in the past.”

The shoulder impingement limited the 21-year-old end Graterol to just over 70 innings combined in the minor leagues and big leagues last year. That said, when he returned from more than two months on the injured list, he showed premium velocity (over 100 m.p.h.) on his sinker.

While there are still what one major league source described as “a lot of moving parts” to the trade, another said that the sides are “continuing to work toward a deal.” Rosenthal reported that officials involved in the deal remain confident that it will be completed — just not necessarily in the form of the original Tuesday night agreement.

Alex Speier of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Julian McWilliams can be reached at julian.mcwilliams@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @byjulianmack.

Here are the prospects that made the Mookie Betts blockbuster finally happen .
Five days after it was first reported the Los Angeles Dodgers had reached an agreement to acquire Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts in a three-team trade also involving the Minnesota Twins, the trade seems to be going through. During those five days of changing evaluations, contentious haggling and a new appreciation for the words “pending medical reviews,” the teams involved figured out a deal that still gave the Red Sox the prospects they wanted and the Dodgers the star they wanted (plus a bonus prospect).

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