Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports was among the first to report the deal, revealing that the contract was for two years with a club option for a third year.
According to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times, Treinen’s contract includes a $4 million signing bonus and a potential $1.5 million buyout for the 2023 season. His base salary will be $6 million for both the 2021 and 2022 seasons.
With the move, estimations still have the Dodgers under the Luxury Tax Threshold for 2021 with about $5 million to spare.
The 32-year-old Treinen returns to the Dodgers after going 3-3 with a 3.86 ERA (11 ER/25.2 IP) and 22 strikeouts in 27 games in 2020. He finished the regular season tied for the team lead in wins by a reliever and appearances, while leading the team with nine holds. He appeared in a team-high 11 postseason games, going 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA (6 ER/11.1 IP), including a save in Game 5 of the World Series. He finished the World Series with five strikeouts over 2.2 innings.
Prior to joining the Dodgers, Treinen spent parts of three seasons with the Oakland Athletics, going a combined 18-11 with a 2.44 ERA (48 ER/177.0 IP) and 201 strikeouts in 160 games. In his first full season with Oakland in 2018, he went 9-2 with a career-high 38 saves, a career-best 0.78 ERA (7 ER/80.1 IP) and 100 strikeouts. In doing so, he became the first pitcher in Major League Baseball history with 30 saves, an ERA under 1.00 and 100 strikeouts in the same season. His ERA was the lowest in Major League history among pitchers with 80 or more innings since the earned run became an official stat in 1912. After his 2018 campaign, he was named Major League Relief Pitcher of the Year by Baseball Digest and was on the Baseball America All-Star Team.
The right-hander began his Major League career with the Washington Nationals, going 8-11 with a 3.39 ERA (84 ER/223.0 IP) and 190 strikeouts from 2014-17. In seven Major League seasons, he is 29-25 with a 3.02 ERA (143 ER/425.2 IP) with 72 saves and 413 strikeouts.
Heading into the 2021 campaign, the veteran righty certainly becomes a late-inning option for the team, joining teammates Kenley Jansen, Joe Kelly, Dylan Floro, Victor Gonzalez, Brusdar Graterol and newcomer Corey Knebel.
In mid-December, the Dodgers also signed Brandon Morrow on a minors deal with hopes that he might rediscover some of the stellar form he showed for the club back in 2017.
As far as his repertoire goes, Treinen mainly throws a sinker and a slider, mixed in with an occasional four seam. According to Brooks Baseball, he used his sinker about 60% of the time last season at an average velocity of 97.0 MPH.
(Juan Dorado provided some information furnished in this report)