Report: Surgery "Likely" For Dodgers Pitcher This Offseason

It was a rough season for the 34-year-old reliever, and the offseason doesn't seem like it's going to be much better. High-leverage right-hander Blake Treinen appears headed for offseason surgery, according to a new report.

Dodgers general manager Brandon Gomes said that the team and Treinen are talking through different options for his shoulder injury. Gomes said surgery is possible.

But Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register put it more bluntly, saying that Treinen "will likely require surgery that would sideline him for most if not all of 2023."

The surgery would involve Treinen’s rotator cuff and labrum, a procedure that would require a 10-month recovery, writes Plunkett.

The reliever pitched just five innings during the 2022 season due to a tear in his shoulder capsule. He was looked at as a possible option for the closer's role after Kenley Jansen left for the Atlanta Braves last offseason. Treinen was the Dodgers’ best reliever in 2020 and 2021, posting a 2.48 ERA and 1.04 WHIP over that stretch. But the team went out and acquired closer Craig Kimbrel from the Chicago White Sox before the 2022 season, and that didn't end well.

So, safe to say, the Dodgers are in the market for a new closer this winter. 

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