Treinen will receive a $6.4 million salary in 2019 after his agency announced Saturday that the reliever won his arbitration hearing, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. Treinen, who was in his second year of arbitration, will earn a $4.25 million raise from 2018 after a stellar campaign as the Athletics' closer. Over 80.1 innings, he posted a 0.78 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 100:21 K:BB while nabbing saves in 38 of 43 chances and picking up nine wins. He should be among the first five closers to go off the board in fantasy drafts heading into 2019.
Treinen allowed one hit but struck out two batters to turn in a scoreless ninth inning and earn the save Saturday against the Angels. Treinen allowed an infield single to the leadoff hitter prior to setting down the Angels' lineup to earn his 38th save of the season. This campaign marked his first as a full-time closer, and he responded by posting a tremendous 0.79 ERA and 0.83 WHIP with 98 strikeouts across 79.1 innings.
Treinen yielded one unearned run on two hits over one inning to blow a save chance Tuesday in the Athletics' 10-8 loss to the Mariners in 11 innings. Tasked with preserving an 8-7 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, Treinen recorded two groundouts to begin the frame. Two batters later, Treinen induced another grounder from Ryon Healy but third baseman Matt Chapman couldn't field it cleanly, allowing the tying run to reach second. Kyle Seager then delivered an RBI single to tie the game before the Mariners prevailed in extras, dealing Oakland a crushing blow to its hopes of capturing home-field for the Wild Card showdown with the Yankees. At least from a fantasy standpoint, Treinen atoned for the missed save chance by whittling his ERA down to 0.79 due to the run being unearned.
Treinen (8-2) got the win against the Twins on Friday, striking out one without allowing a baserunner over two scoreless innings in Oakland's 7-6 victory. Treinen continued his phenomenal 2018 campaign, as he picked up his eighth victory of the season thanks to a walkoff solo home run by teammate Khris Davis in the 10th inning. He's been virtually unhittable all season, with just seven earned runs to his name over his 76.1 innings to leave his ERA and WHIP both at a hard-to-believe number of 0.83.
Treinen (7-2) fired two scoreless and hitless innings during which he hit a batter in an extra-inning win over the Rays on Friday. Treinen got a relatively rare opportunity for a decision in the extra-inning tussle, earning his seventh victory of the year with a near-perfect showing over his pair of frames. The veteran reliever has allowed just two earned runs over 26.1 post-All-Star-break innings, leading to stellar 0.85 figures in both ERA and WHIP for the season.