Dodgers re-sign RHP Treinen to 2-year deal

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The Los Angeles Dodgers announced on Tuesday they’ve re-signed hard-throwing reliever Blake Treinen to a two-year contract, fortifying the back end of their bullpen by bringing back one of the key cogs in their championship run.

Treinen’s deal is valued at $17.5 million and includes a 2023 club option worth $8 million, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Treinen’s ERA ballooned from 0.78 to 4.91 in his final two seasons with the Oakland Athletics, but the 32-year-old right-hander bounced back with the Dodgers in 2020, posting a 3.86 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and a 2.75 strikeout-to-walk ratio — numbers more closely in line with his first three full seasons in the major leagues.

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With the Dodgers, Treinen dramatically improved his walk rate, induced more ground balls and relied more heavily on his slider than his four-seam fastball. Along the way, he raved about the organization’s resources and philosophy in getting his career back on track.

Treinen will now rejoin a bullpen highlighted by holdovers such as Kenley Jansen, Brusdar Graterol, Joe Kelly and Victor Gonzalez, as well as newcomer Corey Knebel, a former All-Star who hopes to recover similarly. The

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