Extension news is now something that you expect to hear on a random Sunday afternoon. But the Dodgers are experts in working in secret, especially when it comes to their roster construction. So when word came down about an extension today, it at least gave fans something to be happy about following an ugly loss.
The Dodgers announced today that they had signed Blake Treinen to an extension that will run through the 2023 season. Treinen originally had a club option for that year that was supposed to be worth $8 million. No word yet on if that is what he will end up being paid.
But the move makes sense for the Dodgers, and possibly for Treinen. He is currently on the injured list and it looks like he won’t pitch for a while with that shoulder issue. But when he is healthy, he’s one of the best members of their bullpen.
The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed on a 1-year contract extension with RHP Blake Treinen for the 2023 season.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 22, 2022
Treinen was supposed to be one of the three main guys pitching late in games for the Dodgers. The combination of him along with Tommy Kahnle and Craig Kimbrel ahs the potential to be the most lethal trio in all of baseball. But in order for that to happen, they’ll need him healthy.
Treinen is in his third season with the Dodgers, and he will be around for at least one more year. In those 3 years, he has combined for a 2.50 ERA and has punched out 112 batters aross 101 innings of work.