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Blake Treinen | Relief Pitcher | #39

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 226
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Dakota State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (0) / OAK
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Blake Treinen had surgery last Friday to remove a cyst from his right middle finger.
Treinen didn't have any issues pitching with the cyst during the season, but he and the A's decided it would be best to go ahead and have it removed. He'll be fine for spring training. Oct 9 - 4:39 PM

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Blake Treinen will have surgery later this week to have a cyst removed from his right middle finger.

The operation is minor and Treinen wasn't affected by the cyst when he pitched. He'll have a relatively normal offseason. Treinen is the favorite at the moment to open 2018 as the A's closer, but obviously a lot can happen between now and Opening Day.
Oct 2 - 6:28 PM

Blake Treinen tossed a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Rangers for his 13th save.

Treinen struck out one in the frame and worked around a two-out double from Phil Gosselin. Acquired from the Nationals in the Sean Doolittle/Ryan Madson deal, the 29-year-old posted a strong 2.13 ERA and 42/12 K/BB ratio over 38 innings with Oakland. He should have a clear path to the closer role in 2018, which could lead to some sneaky upside in fantasy leagues.
Oct 1 - 7:35 PM

Blake Treinen pitched around a hit and a walk to keep the Rangers off the board Thursday, earning his 15th save of the season in the process.

Things got a little stressful after a leadoff walk and a single brought the tying run to the plate with no outs, but Treinen buckled down to finish off the Rangers with little drama. The save was his 12th since joining the A's, and he owns a strong 2.19 ERA in the American League. Whether the spotlight shone too bright in Washington D.C., he prefers the West Coast to the East Coast or just by sheer luck, it took a change of scenery to bring out the best in the 29-year-old. Now settled in by the bay, Treinen should enter 2018 with the A's closer job his to lose.
Sep 29 - 2:09 AM

Blake Treinen worked around a single allowed in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Rangers, preserving a 1-0 win.

Treinen has converted each of his past 10 save chances, and he has really taken advantage of the trade west from the Nationals. He'll likely head into the 2018 season as one of the favorites for ninth-inning duties, and he might be a nice fantasy sleeper given his high-rate of strikeouts per nine innings.
Sep 24 - 1:32 AM

Blake Treinen pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his eighth save of the year in a win over Philadelphia.

Treinen didn't allow a hit, and he struck out one with one walk being his only blemish. Since coming over from Washington, the right-hander has been a quality addition to the bullpen, posting a 2.70 ERA with 34 strikeouts in his 30 innings with the Athletics.
Sep 17 - 5:54 PM

After entering a tie game to start the ninth, Blake Treinen surrendered an unearned run and took a loss Saturday against the Mariners.

The inning started with Matt Olsen committing an error on a Jean Segura grounder. A second groundball single put Segura on third, and the decision was made to intentionally walk Robinson Cano to load the bases. Treinen came back to strike out Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager, but with two outs, Bruce Maxwell let a slider go right between his legs, allowing the winning run to score. It was ruled a wild pitch, though it was certainly a ball that Maxwell should have blocked. Treinen's closing gig is safe.
Sep 3 - 1:06 AM

Blake Treinen struck out two in a perfect ninth for his ninth save Friday against the Rangers.

Six of those gave come with the A's. Treinen has a 2.11 ERA and a 25/6 K/BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings since arriving from Washington.
Aug 26 - 12:57 AM

Blake Treinen netted a four-out save in Tuesday's 6-4 victory over the Orioles.

It didn't start off smoothly, as Treinen gave up a two-run single to the first hitter he saw, Jonathan Schoop. He settled in after that, though, as the only other runner to reach base off him did so on an error. Treinen is the clear top choice for the ninth inning in Oakland at this point and has gone more than one frame to notch his last two saves.
Aug 22 - 10:44 PM

Blake Treinen earned a two-inning save Sunday in the Athletics' 3-2 defeat of the Astros.

Treinen struck out three of the seven batters he faced between the bottom of the eighth and the bottom of the ninth to protect Oakland's one-run lead. The 29-year-old right-hander owns a 2.37 ERA and 22/6 K/BB ratio in 19 innings since being acquired from the Nationals in mid-July.
Aug 20 - 5:49 PM

Blake Treinen worked a perfect ninth inning in Friday's game against Baltimore for his third save.

Treinen was sharp, peppering the zone for 10 strikes on 16 pitches. Since coming over from the Nationals in mid-July, Treinen has allowed just two earned runs and eight hits over 14 1/3 innings across 14 appearances. He continues to look like the best bet for saves in Oakland at the moment.
Aug 12 - 2:59 AM

Blake Treinen was charged with a blown save after giving up a run in the seventh inning Friday against the Angels.

Treinen seems to be the favorite for saves in Oakland with Santiago Casilla out of favor, but he isn't being saved for the ninth, at least not yet. The blown save tonight was a tough one; he was brought into a 6-4 game with the bases loaded and none out. He went on to give up three singles, which not only cleared the bases but also resulted in a run being charged to his account. Since he didn't walk anyone or give up any particularly loud hits, he probably didn't significantly hurt his cause tonight.
Aug 5 - 1:49 AM

Blake Treinen picked up his first save as a member of the A's by working a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Giants.

Treinen got the nod tonight even after blowing a save in his first real try Thursday against the Blue Jays. Consider him Oakland's closer of the moment, but don't be too surprised if any sort of stumble quickly takes him out of the mix.
Aug 1 - 1:50 AM

Blake Treinen blew his first true save chance as an Athletic when he allowed a game-tying solo home run to Kendrys Morales on Thursday.

Treinen came on with two down in the eighth and got the third out on one pitch. He came back out for the ninth and Morales took him deep to lead off the frame. The reliever pitched around a walk to get out of the frame, but the damage had already been done. Treinen hadn't allowed an earned run as an Athletic prior to Thursday and is probably the favorite for saves even after blowing his first save chance, although manager Bob Melvin was noncommittal after the game.
Jul 27 - 5:02 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Blake Treinen, LHP Jesus Luzardo and 3B Sheldon Neuse from the Nationals in exchange for LHP Sean Doolittle and RHP Ryan Madson.

Treinen began the season as the Nationals' closer, but he flamed out quickly and has ultimately posted a 5.73 ERA over 37 appearances. However, Treinen's stuff is unquestioned and it wouldn't be a surprise at all if he bounces back nicely in Oakland. He's under team control through 2020.
Jul 16 - 1:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Matt Olson
2Mark Canha
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3Franklin Barreto
3B1Matt Chapman
2Renato Nunez
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Boog Powell
2Jake Smolinski
3Dustin Fowler
RF1Matt Joyce
DH1Ryon Healy
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kendall Graveman
2Sean Manaea
3Andrew Triggs
4Jharel Cotton
5Paul Blackburn
6Chris Smith
7Daniel Gossett
8Daniel Mengden
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Treinen
2Santiago Casilla
3Ryan Dull
4Liam Hendriks
5Chris Hatcher
6Daniel Coulombe
7Simon Castro
8Bobby Wahl
9Michael Brady
10Sam Moll
11Raul Alcantara