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Dodgers re-sign RHP Blake Treinen


ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 25: Blake Treinen #49 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after striking out Willy Adames (not pictured) of the Tampa Bay Rays to secure the 4-2 victory in Game Five of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 25, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-signed right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen to a two-year deal through the 2022 season with a team option for the 2023 season.

Treinen, 32, returns to the Dodgers after going 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA (11 ER/25.2 IP) and 22 strikeouts in 27 games in 2020. He finished the regular season tied for the team lead in wins by a reliever and appearances, while leading the team in holds (9). He appeared in a team-high 11 postseason games, going 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA (6 ER/11.1 IP), including a save in Game 5 of the World Series while finishing the fall classic with five strikeouts in 2.2 innings.

Prior to joining the Dodgers, he spent parts of three seasons with the Oakland Athletics, going a combined 18-11 with a 2.44 ERA (48 ER/177.0 IP) and 201 strikeouts in 160 games. In his first full season with Oakland in 2018, he went 9-2 with a career-high 38 saves, a career-best 0.78 ERA (7 ER/80.1 IP) and 100 strikeouts. The 2018 All-Star became the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history with 30 saves, an ERA under 1.00 and 100 strikeouts in the same season. His ERA was the lowest in Major League history among pitchers with 80 or more innings since the earned run became an official stat in 1912. After his 2018 campaign, he was named Major League Relief Pitcher of the Year by Baseball Digest and was on the Baseball America All-Star Team.

The right-hander began his Major League career with the Washington Nationals, going 8-11 with a 3.39 ERA (84 ER/223.0 IP) and 190 strikeouts from 2014-2017. In seven Major League seasons, he is 29-25 with a 3.02 ERA (143 ER/425.2 IP) with 72 saves and 413 strikeouts.

— Los Angeles Dodgers

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