Dodgers rumors: Team signs All-Star closer Blake Treinen

Vincent Frank
Dodgers sign Blake Treinen
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The Los Angeles Dodgers might have missed out on the big fish of free agency, but that’s not stopping the defending NL West champs from adding to their roster.

According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, Los Angeles has signed former All-Star closer Blake Treinen to a one-year, $10 million contract.

Just recently non-tendered by the Oakland Athletics, the 31-year-old Treinen is coming off a dreadful 2019 campaign that saw him post a 4.91 ERA and 1.62 WHIP while blowing five saves in 57 appearances.

That came on the heels of a dominant 2018 season in which Treinen pitched to a 0.78 ERA and 0.83 WHIP while saving 38 games en route to earning an All-Star appearance.

This is a move that we had predicted all along. It gives Los Angeles a backup option should closer Kenley Jansen continue to struggle.