News: Blake Treinen Agrees To A New Deal To Stay In Los Angeles

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In a surprising move the Dodgers earlier this evening announced that they have re-signed right-hander Blake Treinen to a new contract that could potentially keep Treinen in Los Angeles for the next 3 years.

Treinen, 32, has agreed to a 2-year, $17.5 million contract with an $8 million team option for 2023.

This news comes as a surprise because sources around the league expected Treinen to leave Los Angeles after rebuilding some of the value he lost following a down year in 2019.

However, Treinen, who chose to join the Dodgers before the 2020 season in part because he believed they could help him get back on track, apparently felt Los Angeles was still the best fit for him and his family.

Treinen went 3–3 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 22 strikeouts in 25.2 innings in his first season with the Dodgers in 2020. He was also tied for the team lead among relievers in wins and appearances (27) and led the team with 9 holds.

He will return to his role as a late-inning reliever and is a potential option for the closer role should they decide to make a change.