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Blake Treinen | Relief Pitcher | #39

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/30/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 234
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: South Dakota State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (0) / OAK
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Blake Treinen slammed the door on the Blue Jays in the ninth inning on Saturday, working a scoreless frame to protect a one-run advantage.
Treinen allowed a two-out walk to Justin Smoak, but he wouldn't advance past there. It's the second straight day that Treinen has been able to protect a late lead against the Jays, recording the final four outs on Friday night. He now boasts a 1.19 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 27/7 K/BB ratio over 22 2/3 innings on the year while locking down 10 saves. May 19 - 4:30 PM

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Blake Treinen recorded the final four outs for the Athletics on Friday, preserving a two-run lead against the Blue Jays to earn his ninth save of the season.

Treinen was brought on with two men on and two outs in the eighth inning and proceeded to whiff Kevin Pillar to get out of the jam. He stayed out to work a perfect ninth inning as well which included a pair of strikeouts. He has been terrific this season, compiling a 1.25 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 25/6 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings while converting nine of his first 11 save opportunities.
May 18 - 10:10 PM

Blake Treinen notched a four-out save Friday against the Yankees.

With the A’s protecting a two-run lead, Treinen was brought in to face Gary Sanchez with two out and one on in the bottom of the eighth. He struck out Sanchez to escape the frame and then worked around a one-out single in the ninth to finish off his sixth save of the season. Treinen has been very good in the closer role for the A’s this year, posting a 1.04 ERA and 20/6 K/BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings.
May 11 - 10:59 PM

Blake Treinen gave up a hit and a walk but didn't allow a run, closing out a win over the Orioles to earn his fifth save.

Protecting a one-run lead, Treinen allowed a leadoff single, and after a two-out walk the Orioles had runners on the corners with Chris Davis at the dish. Treinen won the battle, though, getting Davis to fly out to end the threat and the game. The 29-year-old now has a 1.13 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 11 appearances, including five saves.
May 6 - 6:45 PM

Blake Treinen (shin) pitched two scoreless innings to earn a win Wednesday night against the Mariners.

Treinen had been sidelined for a week with a bruised right shin and he flirted with danger on Wednesday, yielding four hits and two walks between the eighth and ninth innings of the A's 3-2 comeback victory at Seattle. The 29-year-old closer holds a 1.29 ERA and 17/5 K/BB ratio in 14 innings this season.
May 3 - 8:56 AM

Blake Treinen has been diagnosed with a bruised right shin.

Treinen took a 105 mph line drive off the shin in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's win over the Rangers and hobbled off the field, but A's manager Bob Melvin said he expects his closer to be fine after Thursday's off day. Santiago Casilla earned his first save of the season Tuesday with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Apr 24 - 11:30 PM

Blake Treinen exited an appearance Tuesday against the Rangers after taking a line drive off his lower right leg.

Treinen entered the game with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, presumably to try for a five-out save. The first batter he faced, Shin-Soo Choo, hit a rocket right back to him that struck his right leg and went for an infield single. There should be an update soon from the Athletics. If it's a serious injury for Treinen, Santiago Casilla or Ryan Buchter could fill in at closer. Casilla worked the ninth inning Tuesday, earning his first save of the season.
Apr 24 - 10:44 PM

Blake Treinen couldn’t finish the job on Wednesday, blowing his second save in Oakland’s extra-innings win over the White Sox.

Treinen retired the first two men he faced in the ninth before allowing a two-out double to Welington Castillo. Tim Anderson followed with a single to left field, scoring pinch-runner Tyler Saladino from second base. The right-hander redeemed himself somewhat by blanking Chicago over his next two frames before giving way to Lou Trivino in the 12th inning. Treinen is only 3-for-5 in save chances this year, though he hadn’t allowed an earned run prior to Wednesday.
Apr 18 - 9:51 PM

Blake Treinen earned a four-out save Sunday against the Mariners, his third save of the season.

With two outs and a runner on second in a one-run game, Treinen was called on to retire the dangerous Jean Segura for the last out of the eighth before facing the gauntlet of Robinson Cano, Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager in the ninth. He proved up to the challenge, keeping the M's off the board to preserve the one-run win. Treinen has yet to allow an earned run this season, owning a 1.23 WHIP and 8/2 K/BB ratio over 7 1/3 innings of work.
Apr 15 - 7:02 PM

Blake Treinen allowed two hits with four strikeouts over two scoreless innings to secure his second save of the season Saturday on the road against the Angels.

Treinen was firing peas, throwing 21 of his 31 pitches for strikes. It was a huge bounce-back performance after the was roughed up in Friday's appearance for a loss and his first blown save chance of the season. He has made 50 pitches over the past two days so it's unlikely he'll be used Sunday if a save chance arises.
Apr 8 - 2:41 AM

Blake Treinen took a blown save and a loss after giving up three unearned runs in one-third of an inning Friday against the Angels.

Bob Melvin brought Treinen in with two on and two out in the seventh. It might have worked out if not for a Matt Chapman error to start Treinen's night. Two runs scored on the play, and then, after an intentional walk to Mike Trout, Justin Upton hit a three-run homer. Treinen is still Oakland's closer, but Melvin will use him earlier in games when needed.
Apr 7 - 1:53 AM

Blake Treinen picked up his first save of the year by pitching 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rangers on Monday.

Treinen gave up a hit and a walk, and he struck out one. Locked in as the Oakland closer, Treinen offers some appeal for those looking for saves, but he won't get enough opportunities -- or miss enough bats -- to be anything more than an average option in 2018 unless he changes teams.
Apr 3 - 1:28 AM

Athletics and RHP Blake Treinen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.15 million contract.

It's a nice salary bump for Treinen in his first year of arbitration eligibility. He'll be the A's closer in 2018.
Jan 12 - 1:29 PM

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.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 04:39:00 PM

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.
Mon, Oct 2, 2017 06:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Bruce Maxwell
1B1Matt Olson
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chad Pinder
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Matt Chapman
LF1Matt Joyce
2Mark Canha
CF1Dustin Fowler
2Boog Powell
RF1Stephen Piscotty
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sean Manaea
2Daniel Mengden
3Andrew Triggs
4Trevor Cahill
5Brett Anderson
6Paul Blackburn
7Jharel Cotton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Treinen
2Chris Hatcher
3Santiago Casilla
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Buchter
6Yusmeiro Petit
7Daniel Coulombe
8Wilmer Font
9Lou Trivino
10Josh Lucas
11Emilio Pagan