With the postseason quickly approaching, the Dodgers are hoping to bring back Blake Treinen for some late inning relief hopefully within the next few weeks. The reliever has missed all but 3 games this season while dealing with a shoulder injury.
Treinen’s estimated return has remained “late August, beginning of September” for the past few weeks but today, the 34 year old will face more batters in a sim game at Dodger Stadium. Notably, Brusador Graterol will be joining him.
After the Dodgers acquired Treinen ahead of the 2020 season, the righty had a 3-3 record, collected one save, and posted an ERA of 3.86. The following year, he had arguably his best major league season with a 1.99 ERA across 72.1 innings pitched dealing 85 K’s and allowing 46 hits. He also posted a 6-5 overall record with 7 saves.
In 102 appearances with the Dodgers, he has posted a 2.50 ERA and has punched out 112 over 101 innings.
Dodgers fans were excited for the reliever’s return this season but the right handed pitcher has been struggling with shoulder inflammation since mid April. On May 17th, he was moved from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL to ensure the arm was 100% ready and able to return to the velocity he was dealing before April 12th.
This Wednesday, Treinen traveled with the club to San Francisco where Roberts clocked him at 97 in a sim game. With little to no pain reported in the past few sessions, Treinen’s recovery seems to be going smoothly and could mean a rehab assignment soon before finally returning to the mound for LA.
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