Dodgers fans have been waiting for a big deal to happen this offseason, and it’s been very slow. There have been a few minor league deals and a decent trade or two, but up until now things have been mostly silent. That changed on Tuesday evening when the team announced a signing.
The Dodgers have re-signed reliever Blake Treinen to a 2-year deal. The contract includes a team option for a third year, per the Dodgers PR department. Treinen returns to Los Angeles after the team signed him to a 1-year deal for the 2020 season.
Treinen is 32 years old and comes back after pitching to a 3.86 ERA during the regular season. He struck out 22 in 25.2 innings pitchers and finished the season tied for the team in wins by a reliever as well as appearances by a reliever. Treinen led the Dodgers in holds as well with 9. He really made his mark in the postseason where he appeared in an astounding 11 games, throwing 11.1 innings.
The Dodgers have not yet announced the terms of the contract or the figures associated with the deal. When the numbers come out, Treinen will instantly become the highest-paid reliever of the offseason.
UPDATE: The contract is indeed for two years with a club option for a third year. The contract includes $17.5 million for the first two years, and the option is worth $8 million per Jeff Passan.
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