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Blake Treinen | Relief Pitcher | #45

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Dakota State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (0) / OAK
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Blake Treinen earned his first career save on Wednesday afternoon against the Indians.
Treinen was called into the game with two men on and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and promptly induced a threat-ending doubleplay from Roberto Perez. Jonathan Papelbon was getting the day off after blowing his second consecutive save on Tuesday night. Nationals manager Dusty Baker hinted in his postgame press conference that he could make a change at closer, and Treinen would probably be in the running to replace him. The 28-year-old right-hander owns a 2.01 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings this season. Jul 27 - 3:38 PM

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Blake Treinen pitched four scoreless innings after relieving an injured Joe Ross against the Tigers on Sunday.

The Nationals say Trienen isn't being considered for a rotation spot, but he's certainly looked the part while getting the opportunity this spring. He's pitched eight scoreless innings with an 8/1 K/BB ratio to date. Still, the plan is to use him as a short reliever again this year.
Mar 20 - 4:57 PM

Starting in place of an injured Bronson Arroyo, Blake Treinen struck out four in two scoreless innings against the Marlins on Wednesday.

Treinen has made two starts this spring, but he'll be a part of the Nationals' bullpen to begin the year. A modest disappointment last season, he possesses the stuff to become one of the NL's better setup men.
Mar 16 - 3:47 PM

Blake Treinen started and threw two scoreless innings in the Nationals' 5-2 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday.

We'd like to see what Treinen could do as a starter, but the Nationals don't have any room for him in their rotation. He's challenging for a setup role instead, though he's more likely to be a middle reliever initially.
Mar 6 - 4:52 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse.

Treinen got shelled for four earned runs in his last outing with Washington, which ballooned his season ERA to 4.39. The 27-year-old was on a roll at Syracuse and should do fine in his return to a middle relief role.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 11:44:00 AM

Nationals optioned RHP Blake Treinen to Triple-A Syracuse.

Treinen was charged with four earned runs at the end of Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, watching his season ERA rise from 3.54 to 4.39. He should get another shot soon.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 02:17:00 PM

Blake Treinen fanned two in a perfect inning Wednesday against the Nationals.

With Casey Janssen out of the mix for now, it should come down to Treinen or Aaron Barrett for eighth-inning duties in D.C. Treinen, who would have competed for a rotation spot on practically any other team this spring, has allowed three runs -- one earned -- in 10 1/3 innings out of the pen this spring.
Wed, Apr 1, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Blake Treinen is up to 4 1/3 scoreless innings this spring after retiring all three batters he faced Saturday.

On another team, Treinen would at least be competing for a rotation spot, if he wasn't simply handed one over the winter. The Nationals, though, have the luxury of using him strictly as a reliever, and he could prove to be an excellent one. Unfortunately, it won't lead to much fantasy value.
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 04:01:00 PM

Blake Treinen surrendered four runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Mets.

Treinen had a 2.27 ERA in his previous six starts this season, but he struggled right from the start today and ended up allowing eight hits. His year is now likely over, though the Nationals may choose to send him to Florida next month on the off chance they have need for him at some point during the postseason. Overall, he went 2-3 with a 2.49 ERA in seven starts and eight relief appearances, allowing a total of one homer in 50 2/3 innings. On another team, he'd have a good chance of entering 2015 with a rotation spot. With the Nationals, though, he'll probably be a fallback.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Blake Treinen shut the Braves out over five innings but got a no-decision as the Nationals suffered a loss on Wednesday.

Treinen was making his first start in the big leagues since June 28, and lasted more than two innings for the first time since an August 26 Triple-A start. The right-hander scattered three hits and a walk while striking out three. On the season, he owns a sterling 1.94 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP, and a 29/12 K/BB ratio. If the Nationals, who have already clinched the division, allow Treinen to start again, he's on schedule to face the Mets at home on Tuesday.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Blake Treinen will make a spot start on Wednesday against the Braves.

The Nationals are rolling out their "B" squad a day after clinching the National League East. Treinen hasn't thrown more than two innings since his August 26 start at Triple-A Syracuse, when he tossed 4 2/3 frames. However, he does have a 2.18 ERA over 41 1/3 frames in the majors this season and isn't a bad streaming option in deeper formats against a struggling Braves offense.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:56:00 AM

Nationals recalled RHP Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse.

Treinen had a minor arm injury in Triple-A last month, but he's back to full health. The 26-year-old owns a 2.35 ERA over 38 1/3 innings this season with the big club and should pitch in middle relief in September.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 03:42:00 PM

Blake Treinen has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Syracuse.

Treinen slept on his arm funny and is only expected to miss one start. The 26-year-old owns a 2.35 ERA over 38 1/3 innings with the big club this season and should be a September call-up.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Nationals optioned RHP Blake Treinen to Triple-A Syracuse.

He's clearing room for the addition of Matt Thornton. Treinen holds a 2.35 ERA over 38 1/3 frames for the Nationals this season and will be back up in September, if not before then.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse.

He'll take the place of Zach Walters on the active roster. Chances are he'll only be up for a day until Asdrubal Cabrera arrives.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 06:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Trea Turner
3Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Shawn Kelley
3Felipe Rivero
4Blake Treinen
5Oliver Perez
6Sammy Solis
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Aaron Barrett
9Matt Belisle