The Los Angeles Dodgers, despite their early season dominance, are dealing with injury issues just like any other team in Major League Baseball.
A key part of the team that has been out for some time is the experienced reliever Blake Trainen, who has been dealing with shoulder problems.
Despite the veteran owner being on the injured list, the Dodgers have chosen to extend him into the 2023 season with a conditional option for 2024.
Dodgers insider Fabian Ardaya has explained Trenen’s team’s expansion, arguing that it is still possible he will return this season.
He also disclosed the terms of the contract.
It is “very possible” that Blake Trainen will return at some point this season (he was in IL with a shoulder problem), the source said.
Compensation for conditional alternatives in ’24 may vary depending on the outcome and can range from $ 1 million to $ 7 million. https://t.co/rbWPXwkksa
– Fabian Ardaya (FabianArdaya) May 22, 2022
Dodgers lock up train
With Trenen on the list of injured, the move seems a bit head-scratching.
When Treinen became healthy, it was perfectly understandable.
But with her still on the injured list, it’s a little confusing.
The 33-year-old has appeared in just three games this season, leading 1-1 with three Eras.
The extension chooses its option for the 2023 season which is priced at $ 8 million and the conditional option of 2024 may vary depending on the different outcomes, such as the Ardaya note, the potential amount ranging from $ 1 million to $ 7 million.
Again, at the moment, it’s a bit like a head-horse, but if Trainen soon recovers and returns to form, the move is a good one for the Dodgers, who have the best list in all MLBs.
There doesn’t seem to be a timetable for when Trainen will return, but as Ardaya mentioned, it is very possible that he will return at a later time after the season.
We’ll see if the move pays off.