Dodgers Sign Former A's All-Star Reliever Blake Treinen

Blake Treinen
Blake Treinen is getting a shot to return to his old ways in Los Angeles. | Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Blake Treinen was an All-Star with the Oakland A's in 2018, but 2019 did not go as well, leading to the reliever being non-tendered by the team this offseason.

He now has a shot to prove himself with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Treinen's down 2019 season saw him finish with a 4.91 ERA and only 16 saves. He goes to Los Angeles without the pressure of the closer role, at least right away. Kenley Jansen holds down that spot and is being paid well to do so.

The Dodgers acquired a pitcher with All-Star potential and Treinen gets $10 million for one season, which is $2 million above his arbitration projection. LA desperately needs more bullpen help after overusing Clayton Kershaw in the 2019 playoffs and having that plan backfire in the NLDS.

Treinen had 100 strikeouts in 80.1 innings of work in his All-Star 2018 season. Anything close to that level will make this a fantastic signing for the Dodgers.