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Dodgers sign Blake Treinen

The Los Angeles Dodgers and right handed relief pitcher Blake Treinen have agreed to terms on a one year deal that is worth $10 million, as first reported by Jeff Passan of ESPN.

In 2018, Treinen was one of the best relievers in baseball, posting a 0.78 ERA and finishing sixth in AL Cy Young voting. 2019 was a completely different story for Treinen, as he posted a 4.91 ERA and struggled to regain the form of his 2018 season. By the end of the season, Treinen had lost his closer role to Liam Hendriks. As a result, Treinen was non-tendered by the Oakland Athletics and hit the open market this off-season.

If Treinen can regain his form from 2018, he would be a huge plus to a Dodgers bullpen that has had their fair share of struggles. Longtime closer Kenley Jansen blew eight saves for the Dodgers last season, while Joe Kelly struggled mightily in his first season with the team.

The deal seems to be a win win for both sides, giving the Dodgers a strong bounce back candidate, and allowing Treinen to reset his market before next off-season.

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