Fun Cards: 2019 Reds, 1987 Topps football style: Juan Graterol


Cincinnati has used five different men behind the plate so far this year: Tucker Barnhart, Curt Casali, Ryan Lavarnway, Kyle Farmer, and our featured player today, Juan Graterol. Graterol started his big league career with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Golden State of California, U S of A. He was actually signed in 2005 by the Royals as an amateur free agent. From there, he signed as a free agent with the Yankees (2014), then the Angels (2016), was selected off waivers by the Reds (2016), then selected off waivers by the Diamondbacks (2016). Less than a month later, the Angels selected him off waivers from Arizona, but the Blue Jays made a waiver claim off the Angles 4 days later. Fast-forward three months, and the Blue Jays traded Graterol to the Angels for cash. The Angels released him in June 2018; he was signed by the Twins a few days later. Finally, last October, the Reds again selected him off waivers and he has been in the Cincinnati organization ever since.

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on September 6, 2019, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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