Andrew Friedman and the Dodgers have continued to gather valuable pitching depth for their starting rotation as well as for their bullpen. The theme of the offseason has been all about reunions as the team has brought back players such as Tim Federowicz, Brock Stewart, and Brandon Morrow. Tuesday night, the Dodgers accomplished both of those practices as they reunited with Blake Treinen to help solidify the bullpen.
The team announced that they re-signed the right-handed reliever two a two-year deal with a team option for the 2023 season. The deal is worth $17.5 million over the next two seasons.
Welcome back, Blake!
The Los Angeles Dodgers have re-signed RHP Blake Treinen to a two-year deal through the 2022 season with a team option for the 2023 season. pic.twitter.com/Cjf86lSs4i
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) January 6, 2021
After a disastrous 2019 season, Treinen was non-tendered by the Athletics and signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers to build up his stock. While he didn’t return to his dominant 2018 self in which he posted a 0.78 ERA and 38 saves, he still managed to produce a solid 3.86 ERA over 27 appearances. During times when Kenley Jansen faltered, Treinen was there to give Dave Roberts another quality option to shut the door late in games.
— Cody Hartley (@codyhartley) July 25, 2020
Once a mighty closer, Treinen’s re-signing shows that he doesn’t care about the role he’s in, he just wants to win. After tasting a bit of glory with the Dodgers during their championship run, Treinen will get yet another chance to taste it once again. With him back in the fold along with Brusdar Graterol, Brandon Morrow, Kenley Jansen, Joe Kelly, etc., the Dodgers will have plenty of options to turn to in the event that Kenley Jansen fails to close out the game.