The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly agreed to the terms of a one-year contract with free-agent reliever Blake Treinen. The one-year deal is slated to be worth $10 million, which Treinen had multiple of on the table but ultimately decided to take his talents to the Dodgers. He was non-tended this offseason just a year after he received Cy Young votes as a backend closer for the Oakland Athletics. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported the two sides coming to the agreement along with the financials.
Right-hander Blake Treinen is in agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers on a one-year, $10 million deal, sources tell ESPN. Treinen had multiple offers in that range and chose the Dodgers.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2019
Just a year after he was in the running for the Cy Young award due to his dominance on the mound, Treinen’s 2019 season is one he wishes he could forget. In 2019, Treinen pitched in 57 games, accumulating 58.2 innings of work where he featured a 4.91 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and only 59 punch outs. He will join the Dodgers back end, hopefully being able to offer some help in the Dodgers backend.
Unlike the New York Yankees, who have about four closer-capable arms in their bullpen, the Dodgers need to bring in a few impact arms to supplement closer, Kenley Jansen. Treinen managed sixteen saves for the Athletics in 2019, but it was not a banner season. The Dodgers are going to look to compete in the National League after getting beat by the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals.