Dodgers to add former Oakland closer Blake Treinen

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Right-hander Blake Treinen and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Wednesday.

Treinen had multiple offers in that range and chose the Dodgers.

Treinen, 31, posted a 0.78 ERA in 2018 with the Oakland Athletics, but that number ballooned to 4.91 in 2019. Treinen started the 2019 season as A's closer but wasn't nearly as consistent. He had a 6.14 ERA during a 19-game span from April 28 to June 20 before a strained pitching shoulder put him on the injured list.

Once healthy and back July 3, Treinen didn't have a save over his next 27 appearances and posted a 6.17 ERA.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.