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.