The big signing for the Dodgers at the winter meetings is now in the books. Today, the Dodgers and right-handed relief pitcher Blake Treinen agreed to a one-year contract for the 2020 season.
Dodgers confirm signing of RHP Blake Treinen.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) December 15, 2019
The 31 year-old was non-tendered by the Oakland Athletics after a poor 2019 where he pitched to a 4.91 ERA and 5.14 FIP in 58 2/3 innings. He also dealt with multiple injuries, including a shoulder strain and a season-ending back injury. He was projected to make $7.8 million in arbitration, something Oakland couldn’t afford to take the risk on.
However, outside of the 2019 season, the former closer has consistently been lights out in his career with a lifetime 2.97 ERA, 3.36 FIP, 8.80 K/9, and 3.58 BB/9 in 345 games.
The reliever will join with Kenley Jansen and Joe Kelly to form what could be one of the top bullpens in the National League if some things bounce the right way.
Official Press Release
The Los Angeles Dodgers today signed free agent right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen to a one-year contract.
Treinen, 31, joins the Dodgers after spending the last two plus seasons with the…