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April 5, 2020 01:24 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Altering mechanics for 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino has changed his diet and worked on remaining coiled in his pitching motion and staying behind the ball during spring training, Tom Moore of The Doylestown Intelligencer reports.

Trivino is hopeful the adjustments he's made to his body and delivery will help him recapture the form that made him one of baseball's top setup men during his rookie season in 2018, when he posted a 2.92 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 82:31 K:BB, four saves and 23 holds in 74 innings. Though Trivino didn't lose any velocity from his upper-90s fastball in 2019, he believes poor dieting and a shortening of his arm path on his delivery contributed to his numbers soaring to 5.25 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. The Athletics will likely break him in as a middle reliever to begin the upcoming season, but if his spring adjustments pay dividends early on, he could quickly settle in as the eighth-inning man ahead of closer Liam Hendriks.

February 26, 2020 02:20 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Healthy for spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino (rib) has made two appearances for the Athletics during Cactus League play, giving up three earned runs on five hits and a walk over 1.2 innings.

Trivino concluded the 2019 campaign on the shelf after suffering a cracked rib in mid-September, but he faced no restrictions upon reporting to camp earlier this month. The righty was roughed up in relief in Oakland's spring opener last weekend against the Cubs, but he bounced back with a scoreless frame in Tuesday's 9-6 loss to the Padres. Trivino is expected to open the season in a setup or middle-relief role and could be one of the Athletics' top options for saves in the event closer Liam Hendriks should miss time at any point.

September 29, 2019 03:32 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Plays catch Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino (rib) played catch Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The hard-throwing reliever is presumed out until spring training, yet the fact he was able to at least do some light tossing is an encouraging step. Trivino struggled through a disappointing 2019 but should have plenty of time to regain a clean bill of health over the next several months.

September 24, 2019 08:32 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino has a cracked rib and will not return this season, Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Oblique and rib injuries that he suffered off the field will result in the end of Trivino's season. He finishes the year with a 5.25 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 60 innings.

September 20, 2019 07:40 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Nursing oblique issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to manager Bob Melvin, Trivino has been dealing with an oblique and rib injury after "taking a spill" a week ago, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Trivino hasn't pitched since Saturday against Texas, and this injury explains why. Melvin did note that his right-hander has been feeling better in recent days, though his availability for Friday's matchup remains in question.

August 17, 2019 05:04 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Earns extra-innings win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino (4-5) earned the win Friday, pitching three scoreless innings and allowing just a hit and a walk while striking out four in a 3-2 extra-innings victory over the Astros.

Trivino took the mound in the 11th inning and suppressed a dangerous Astros lineup long enough for Robbie Grossman to give the Athletics a walkoff single in the 13th. Trivino has posted mixed results recently, allowing six runs over 7.1 innings across his last seven appearances. The reliever owns a 4.85 ERA and 1.52 WHIP with 15 holds after the longest of his 51 outings this season.

July 22, 2019 01:24 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Rare multi-inning outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino fired two scoreless innings during which he allowed a hit and a walk in a loss to the Twins on Sunday.

The outing was notably Trivino's first of more than one inning since May 5. Trivino went through a late-May/early-to-mid June rough patch that spiked his ERA from 2.42 to 5.01 at one point, and despite him generating a 2.70 ERA across the 10 innings covering his last 10 appearances, things haven't quite returned to normal in terms of his usage. The right-hander has only one hold over that span, and after blowing his fourth save chance of the season June 16, he hasn't been deployed in a similar high-leverage situation since. Additionally, he's been effectively bumped down a notch in the bullpen pecking order due to Liam Hendriks' emergence as a closer and Blake Treinen essentially becoming his setup man, the latter a role Trivino had filled on occasion over the last season-plus.

July 5, 2019 02:56 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Slowly rebounding from rough patch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino, who logged his 14th hold in a win over the Twins on Thursday by firing a scoreless inning in which he allowed a hit and recorded two strikeouts, owns a 1.69 ERA across his last six appearances.

There are still a couple of troublesome indicators -- Trivino's 5.76 xFIP and 3.4 BB/9 during that modest sample are two prominent examples -- but the right-hander is at least limiting the damage much more consistently of late. Trivino hasn't allowed an earned run in four straight appearances, and he's yielded just two runs overall since suffering his fifth loss and fourth blown save against the Mariners on June 16. His ERA, which was as high as 5.00 as recently as June 21, has begun a slow descent, but his current 4.50 figure and 1.53 WHIP are still both significantly higher than his respective 3.47 and 1.27 career metrics.

June 17, 2019 01:32 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Falters again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino (2-5) allowed four runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks over one-third of an inning in a loss to the Mariners on Sunday. He was also charged with his fourth blown save.

Trivino was partly done in by a dropped fly ball on the part of Mark Canha in right field in the eighth, but he also issued a four-pitch walk to Daniel Vogelbach and allowed a two-run double to Kyle Seager. Trivino ultimately found the strike zone on just seven of 18 pitches and has now allowed 16 runs (12 earned) over the last 8.2 innings. His five losses rank second among American League relievers, while his four blown saves makes him an AL co-leader in that dubious category. However, for the time being, Martin Gallegos of reports that manager Bob Melvin is vowing not to overreact to the right-hander's atypical struggles with any drastic role changes or a temporary demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas. "The reason I'm reluctant to say I'd move him around the bullpen is because I haven't talked to him yet," Melvin said. "But this guy is really good, he's just going through a tough stretch. Whether or not we need to give him a little break from that role, we'll discuss it internally. But he's still got good stuff."

June 6, 2019 11:32 AM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Charged with loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino (2-4) took the loss Wednesday at Angel Stadium, allowing one run on two hits while striking out one through one inning of work.

After Ryan Buchter walked in a run to tie the score 9-9, Trivino was called upon in the eighth with the bases loaded to get the final out. He sent Albert Pujols down swinging to end the inning, but unfortunately, he gave up a single to Brian Goodwin in the ninth. Goodwin then got into scoring position by stealing second, and Dustin Garneau took advantage with a walkoff double on a misplayed ball over Robbie Grossman's head. The 27-year-old now owns a 4.40 ERA and 1.34 WHIP through 29 games.

May 16, 2019 01:36 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Pair of stumbles in recent outings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino has been charged with two blown saves and allowed four earned runs over 3.2 innings in his last three appearances.

The normally dominant right-hander had yielded just two earned runs across his first 15 trips to the mound heading into an appearance against the Indians last Friday. Trivino surrendered an earned run on two hits and a walk in that outing, and three days later, he was touched up by the Mariners for three more on two hits and two walks over an inning. Trivino does have eight holds on the season and offers fantasy owners plenty in the way of strikeouts (9.2 K/9), but the pair of recent stumbles has bumped his ERA up from 1.13 to 2.75.

May 2, 2019 11:56 AM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino (thumb) returned to action Wednesday against the Red Sox, walking one while recording one out to close out the sixth inning.

He came in to get the final out of the frame, needing 10 pitches to do so while ending a big inning for Boston. It was Trivino's first action since April 17, but he should be considered healthy moving forward.

April 30, 2019 04:48 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Expected back Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino (thumb) threw live batting practice Tuesday without issue and expects to be available for Wednesday's game against Boston, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Trivino's fastball hit 96 mph on the radar gun during his latest throwing session, so his thumb injury appears to be behind him. He should be ready to roll for the series finale.

April 29, 2019 05:00 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Throws off mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino (thumb) threw off the mound on Sunday and is likely to be available in the Athletics' upcoming series against the Red Sox, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Trivino has battled a thumb injury for much of the past week, but he still may be able to avoid a trip to the injured list. After throwing off the mound prior to Sunday's action, he hopes to be ready to return as an option out of the bullpen for the team's upcoming series against Boston, which begins Monday.

April 27, 2019 08:16 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Unavailable until Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino (thumb) will most likely be unavailable to pitch until at least Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The news is certainly a setback for the right-hander, who injured his thumb prior to last Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. The team has kept him off the injured list and now hopes he'll be able to return to the bullpen early next week.

April 26, 2019 05:20 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Nearing return to health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino (thumb) is unlikely to pitch Friday night against Toronto but is closing in on a return, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Skipper Doug Melvin stated that he doesn't expect Trivino to be available for Friday's matchup, although it appears he will avoid a trip to the injured list. The 27-year-old right-hander could return to action sometime over the weekend if all goes according to plan.

April 24, 2019 02:44 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Hoping to avoid IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The hope is that Trivino (thumb) can avoid a trip to the injured list, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Trivino has been unavailable to pitch recently due to a thumb injury. The right-hander participated in soft toss Wednesday, and while he's trending in the right direction, the A's may be forced to place him on the injured list should the team use multiple relievers in Wednesday's series finale against the Rangers and require a fresh arm.

April 23, 2019 04:40 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Battling thumb injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino has been unavailable to pitch the last two games because of a thumb injury and won't be available Tuesday either, John Shea of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

With Trivino unable to pitch Monday night, Joakim Soria instead pitched the eighth with a 4-1 lead. Trivino has been excellent so far this season, posting a 1.42 ERA and 0.55 WHIP over 12.2 innings, striking out 16 while walking just one batter.

April 3, 2019 01:04 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Excelling in early going
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino earned his third hold in a win over the Red Sox on Tuesday, firing a scoreless eighth inning in which he recorded a strikeout.

Trivino has yet to allow an earned run and has yielded just a single hit and walk apiece across six dominant innings over six appearances. The 27-year-old's workload figures to remain elevated, given both his effectiveness and the fact he already logged 74 innings over 69 appearances in his rookie 2018 campaign.

March 21, 2019 01:00 PM
Athletics' Lou Trivino: Dominant in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Trivino struck out the side in the ninth inning of a 9-7 loss to the Mariners in Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday.

Trivino disposed of the dangerous trio of Jay Bruce, Edwin Encarnacion and Domingo Santana on a modest 17 pitches, notching a swinging strikeout of each. It was an auspicious start to 2019 for the 27-year-old, who was a valued component of the bullpen last season while racking up an 8-3 record, 2.92 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 82 strikeouts over 74 innings. When considering Trivino also mowed down nine batters over just five Cactus League innings prior to Wednesday's dominant performance, it appears the right-hander is poised for a successful encore to his stellar rookie campaign.

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