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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Source: Chicago White Sox sign Kendall Graveman to 3-year, $24 million deal

The Chicago White Sox signed right-handed reliever Kendall Graveman to a three-year, $24 million deal on Tuesday, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers on Tuesday.

Graveman, a seven-year veteran, joined the Astros in a July 27 intra-division trade with the Seattle Mariners. After going 4-0 with a 0.82 ERA and 10 saves in 30 appearances in Seattle, he helped bolster the Astros’ bullpen down the stretch, going 1-1 with a 3.13 ERA in 23 appearances.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 23, 2021 at 08:12 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago white sox, kendall graveman

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Seattle Mariners players feel ‘betrayed’ after Kendall Graveman traded to Astros, per report

The Seattle Mariners completed an exhilarating comeback to erase a 6-0, first-inning deficit and beat the AL West rival Houston Astros (SEA 11, HOU 8) on Monday night. It was the thrilling game for a Mariners team that has far exceeded expectations.

Less than 24 hours later, the clubhouse was enraged. The Mariners on Tuesday not only traded away ace reliever Kendall Graveman, who struck out two in a scoreless inning Monday, but they traded him to the Astros in a four-player swap. Graveman has been lights out all season (three earned runs in 33 innings) and now he’ll help Houston as it tries to win the division crown.

“(This) is a move we feel makes us a deeper team today, as well as moving forward,” GM Jerry Dipoto said in a statement. “We are certain to be very active in the hours and days ahead as we remain committed to making moves that will enhance our chances over the season’s final 60 games and hopefully beyond.”

Mariners players in the clubhouse were unwilling to take Dipoto’s words at face value. They were very upset with Graveman being traded to a division rival. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times has the details:

Several players opted not to speak on the record about the move, but their anger was palpable. Sources said equipment was broken and smashed while one player “went absolutely mad.”

“Betrayed” was a word used often.

“Are you (expletive) kidding me?” said the same player. “It never changes. They don’t care about winning. How do you trade him and say you care about winning? And you trade him to Houston? It never changes.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 27, 2021 at 10:53 PM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, kendall graveman, mariners

 

 

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