VIDEO: Dodgers' Pitcher Man of the People; Beginning Rehab Assignment

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Blake Treinen isn't pitching in games right now, but he's still making a positive impact in them. 

On Wednesday night, highly touted Dodgers prospect Miguel Vargas made his MLB debut and crushed a ground-rule double in his first at-bat. However, a fan snagged the ball, and, unfortunately for that fan, Vargas and his family needed that ball as it marked a pretty significant moment in their lives. Blake Treinen took control of the situation, grabbing another ball, signing it, and swapping it with the fan for Vargas' first-hit ball.

Dodgers fans received some other good news regarding Blake Treinen yesterday. Manager Dave Roberts told reporters that Treinen, out since April 22 due to discomfort in his right shoulder, hit 97 MPH during his live batting practice session on Wednesday. 

The next step for Treinen could very well be a minor league rehab assignment. 

The thirty-four-year-old has a good shot at rejoining the Dodgers' bullpen before the end of August. He's only thrown three innings for the team this year but has recorded five strikeouts and a win.  

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