RP - LAD
ESPN's Jeff Passan reports the Dodgers are signing free agent reliever Blake Treinen to a one-year, $10 million contract.
Passan adds that Treinen also had offers in a similar range but wanted to go to Los Angeles. Treinen was a colossal bust in 2019 after pitching as the best reliever in baseball the season prior. He'll begin the 2020 campaign as a set-up man for the Dodgers and could eventually see save chances if Kenley Jansen misses time.
The A’s non-tendered reliever Blake Treinen.
It’s a shocking move considering how dominant Treinen was just a season ago. He struggled in 2019 but it’s still surprising the A’s weren’t able to find a trade partner for him. We expect him to be a popular commodity in the free agent market moving forward. He could wind up as someone’s primary closer come 2020.
Blake Treinen (back) will not pitch in any postseason games.
The injury was serious eough that the A's ruled Treinen out for games that would take place weeks from now. Treinen struggled prior to this injury, he owned a 4.91 ERA, 1.62 WHIP in 58 2/3 innings. After having an excellent 2018 season, Treinen struggled mightily in 2019 and will have to settle for a setup role in 2020 for the Athletics.
Blake Treinen will not pitch again this season due to a stress reaction in his back.
Treinen was one of the top closers off the board in many drafts, but was a massive disappointment. He ended up eventually losing the closer's job to Liam Hendriks. Treinen owned a 4.91 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 59 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings while providing 16 saves and six wins. He said he has had the issue for three weeks and thought he could pitch through it before an MRI revealed the stress reaction. Treinen is hoping to pitch again in the postseason.
Blake Treinen (6-5) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while failing to record a out. He was charged with his fifth loss of the season.
Treinen came into a tied 4-4 game and quickly loaded up the bases on back-to-back singles and a walk. He then gave up an RBI single to Hunter Dozier before exiting. Treinen owns a 4.86 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 51 games this season.