Blake M. Treinen is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He played college baseball for the Baker Wildcats and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. He has played in MLB for the Athletics, Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers. Treinen was an All-Star in 2018 and won the 2020 World Series with the Dodgers.
About Blake Treinen in brief
Blake M. Treinen is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He played college baseball for the Baker Wildcats and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits baseball team. The Oakland Athletics selected Treinen in the seventh round of the 2011 MLB draft. He has played in MLB for the Athletics, Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers. Treinen was an All-Star in 2018 and won the 2020 World Series with the Dodgers over the Tampa Bay Rays. His fastball reached 97 miles per hour during the 2014 Washington Nationals season, with his fastball clocked as high as 98 miles a hour. He retired after the 2015 season after struggling with left-handed batters, ultimately giving up the final run of the season to New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson in a 1-0 loss to the Mets. He is a member of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, which won the World Series in 2016. He also played for the Kansas State Jayhawks baseball team in 2008 and 2009. The Miami Marlins selected him in the 23rdround of the 2010 MLB draft, but withdrew the offer after an MRI revealed shoulder inflammation.
The Athletics traded Treinen to the Washington Nationals in a three-team deal, in which Washington also received A. J. Cole and Ian Krol, Oakland received John Jaso, and the Seattle Mariners received Michael Morse. He had a 2. 49 ERA in 15 major league games and a 3. 35 ERA in 16 minor league games during the 2013 season. In the 2014 season, Treinen started the year in the Nationals bullpen, with the off-season acquisition of Max Scherzer creating a crowded rotation picture. He remained for much of the first half of the year with the Nationals, posting a 86 ERA with a 2–5 record with 65 strikeouts for the season. He was optioned back to Syracuse on June 20, 2014, with an option to be called back up to the Nationals on July 20. He left the Syracuse Chiefs on August 1, 2014. He won his first career win on June 29, making a spot start against the Chicago Cubs and out-dueling Jeff Samardzija.