The Dodgers have been without reliever Blake Treinen for much of the season, as shoulder issues have kept him on the injured list. The right-hander was out of action between mid-April and early September, and his return to the active roster this month lasted just two appearances.
Treinen went back on the IL with shoulder tightness on a placement retroactive to September 7th. Dave Roberts indicated there’s some concern Treinen may not be available in time for the postseason. Today, Blake Treinen spoke to reporters to share his doubts of him returning by the time the playoffs start.
If they could get the 34-year-old back in the fold, it’d go a long way towards improving their playoff bullpen. While he’s been limited to just five appearances this year, Treinen was one of the sport’s best late-game weapons a season ago. He worked to a 1.99 ERA with a 29.7% strikeout rate while inducing grounders on over half the batted balls he allowed through 72 1/3 frames in 2021.
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