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Shoulder surgery wipes out Dodgers RHP Blake Treinen for 2023 season

Oct 12, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Blake Treinen (49) throws during the eighth inning of game two of the NLDS for the 2022 MLB Playoffs against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Reliever Blake Treinen finally opted for shoulder surgery after being limited to five regular-season innings pitched in 2022, and he will not take the field for the Los Angeles Dodgers until 2024.

A torn capsule in his right shoulder was diagnosed, but the 34-year-old right-hander went against surgeon’s recommendations and attempted a treatment regimen that included platelet-rich plasma injections.

The Dodgers guaranteed his $8 million salary for 2023 in a contract extension in May.

Treinen was activated by the Dodgers in September and pitched last month in the National League Division Series, making one appearance against the San Diego Padres. He gave up one run in one inning pitched.

An All-Star out of the Oakland A’s bullpen in 2018, Treinen joined the Dodgers after the 2019 season. He made a total of 99 appearances in 2020 and 2021 with a 2.45 ERA.

–Field Level Media