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Dodgers’ Blake Treinen Begins Minor League Rehab Assignment

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Blake Treinen is headed to Triple-A Oklahoma City for a rehab assignment. Manager Dave Roberts confirmed the news with members of the media ahead of the team’s game Tuesday night in Washington D.C. against the Nationals.

Treinen has yet to appear for the Dodgers this season due to a bruised lung he sustained after getting drilled by a comebacker in spring training.

Roberts’ previous update was on Friday before the Dodgers hosted the New York Mets, telling reporters that Treinen was scheduled to throw to live hitters on Saturday before reporting to his rehab assignment.

Getting a healthy Treinen back in the bullpen is positive news considering how much the relief arms are struggling. Other than closer Evan Phillips, few bullpen arms have been dependable.

Ryan Brasier (5.59 ERA) and Joe Kelly (7.00 ERA) have regressed after re-signing with the team this winter. Daniel Hudson and Alex Vesia have sub-3.00 ERAs but have also been blown late-inning leads resulting in losses.

Treinen has been a steady force in the bullpen since he arrived in Los Angeles. In three seasons with the Dodgers, he has an ERA of 2.45 across 103 innings and 104 games.

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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