Reigning World Series champions Los Angeles Dodgers are bringing back reliever Blake Treinen for two more years.
The team announced on Tuesday that Treinen inked a new deal that will keep him in LA through the 2022 MLB season. The agreement also gives the Dodgers and option to extend the contract for one more year after that.
While the Dodgers didn’t reveal the financial details of the contract, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the 32-year-old reliever will receive $17.5 million in the next two seasons. The team option for 2023 is reportedly worth $8 million and gives
Blake Treinen signed with the Dodgers ahead of the 2020 MLB season and enjoyed a productive campaign after struggling in the past several years. Treinen was 3-3 in 27 games he played while posting a respectable 3.86 ERA and having 22 strikeouts. He also proved useful during the playoffs, recording a save and striking out five in World Series against Tampa Bay Rays.
By holding onto Treinen, the Dodgers managed to keep their championship bullpen largely intact for 2021. The only major departure is lefty Jake McGee, who entered the free agency, but the team compensated for that with the addition of All-Star Corey Knebel.
Besides Dodgers, Treinen also suited up for Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics during his MLB career. He was an All-Star in 2018.