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Blake Treinen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Dakota State
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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. Aug 6 - 11:44 AM

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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.
Jul 20 - 2:17 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.
Apr 1 - 3:59 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.
Mar 14 - 4:01 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

Nationals optioned RHP Blake Treinen to Triple-A Syracuse.

Treinen was the 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs, holding Chicago to two runs over five frames in a start. He'll get another chance later this season.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 09:02:00 AM

Blake Treinen held the Cubs to two earned runs over five innings Saturday in a Nationals win.

Washington won both halves of its doubleheader Saturday at Wrigley Field. Treinen was making a spot start and will likely be sent back to Triple-A on Sunday morning.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 11:14:00 PM

Nationals recalled RHP Blake Treinen from Triple-A Syracuse.

Treinen will make a spot start for the Nats in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader. He has appeared in eight games (four starts) with the Nationals this season, registering a 2.08 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 17/10 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 10:39:00 AM

Blake Treinen will make a spot start for the Nationals in Saturday's doubleheader with the Cubs.

Treinen owns a cool 2.08 ERA in 30 1/3 innings (four starts and four relief appearances) this season at the major league level and makes for a decent streamer versus Chicago in deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 08:52:00 AM

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