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Lou Trivino out for rest of season after slipping in shower

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Athletics relievers Blake Treinen and Lou Trivino will not pitch again this season, including the playoffs, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Treinen has been dealing with a stress reaction in his back while Trivino suffered a cracked rib after slipping in the shower recently.

Trivino, 27, wasn’t having the best season anyway, compiling a 5.25 ERA with 57 strikeouts and 31 walks across 60 innings of work.

Treinen, 31, was arguably baseball’s best reliever last year but wasn’t able to follow that up with a similarly dominant 2019. He has 16 saves with a 4.91 ERA and a 59/37 K/BB ratio in 58 2/3 innings.

The A’s, now down two relievers, entered play Tuesday leading the first AL Wild Card by 1.5 games over the Rays. The Indians trailed the Rays by a half-game for the second Wild Card. This race looks like it could be a photo finish.

Trea Turner undergoes surgery on right index finger

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner underwent surgery on his right index finger, MLB.com’s Manny Randhawa reports. Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture when he was hit by a pitch attempting to bunt in early April.

Turner missed six weeks of action and played through the injury for the remainder of the season. He was quite successful, batting .298/.353/.497 with 19 home runs, 57 RBI, 96 runs scored, and 35 stolen bases across 569 plate appearances. Turner’s performance, especially late in the regular season, helped the Nationals claim the first NL Wild Card. They, of course, would go on to win the World Series.

Turner, who is expected to be healed up by the start of spring training, will be entering his second of four years of arbitration eligibility. He will likely get a sizable raise on his $3.725 million 2019 salary.