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A's closer Blake Treinen named to American League All-Star Team

OAKLAND, Calif. - Blake Treinen of the Oakland Athletics has been named to the American League All-Star Team for the 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington DC. It is his first career All-Star selection.

Treinen is 5-1 with 22 saves and a 0.81 ERA (4 ER, 44.2 IP) with 54 strikeouts while allowing a .172 opponents batting average in 36 relief appearances this season. He leads Major League relievers in ERA (0.81) and is tied for 1st in the American League in opponent OPS (.449), 3 rd in slugging (.221), 4th in saves (22) and on-base percentage (.229) and 8th in innings pitched (44.2). In his last 28 games since May 2, he is 4-0, 19-for-19 in save opportunities with a 0.55 ERA (2 ER, 32.2 IP) with 40 strikeouts.

OAKLAND, Calif. - Blake Treinen of the Oakland Athletics has been named to the American League All-Star Team for the 89th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington DC. It is his first career All-Star selection.

Treinen is 5-1 with 22 saves and a 0.81 ERA (4 ER, 44.2 IP) with 54 strikeouts while allowing a .172 opponents batting average in 36 relief appearances this season. He leads Major League relievers in ERA (0.81) and is tied for 1st in the American League in opponent OPS (.449), 3 rd in slugging (.221), 4th in saves (22) and on-base percentage (.229) and 8th in innings pitched (44.2). In his last 28 games since May 2, he is 4-0, 19-for-19 in save opportunities with a 0.55 ERA (2 ER, 32.2 IP) with 40 strikeouts.

The right-hander is the first A's reliever to be named to the All-Star Team since Sean Doolittle in 2014 when Oakland had seven representatives at the game.

In five Major League seasons, Treinen has posted a 2.86 ERA (97 ER, 305.2 IP) with 286 strikeouts in 256 games, including seven starts with Washington (2014-17) and Oakland (2017-18). He was acquired by Oakland in a five-player trade with Washington on July 16, 2017. He was originally selected by Oakland in the 7th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

MLB All-Star Week includes the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park (July 17th), Gatorade All-Star Workout Day featuring the T-Mobile Home Run Derby (July 16th), All-Star Sunday featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (July 15th), GEICO All-Star FanFest at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (July 13th-17th), plus a lineup of additional events taking place around the city.

The 89th Midsummer Classic will be televised nationally by FOX Sports; in Canada by Rogers Sportsnet and RDS; and worldwide by partners in more than 180 countries. FOX Deportes will provide Spanish language coverage in the United States, while ESPN Radio and ESPN Radio Deportes will provide exclusive national radio coverage of the All-Star Game. MLB Network, MLB.com and SiriusXM also will provide comprehensive All-Star Week coverage. For more information about MLB All-Star Week and to purchase tickets, please visit www.allstargame.com and follow @MLB and @AllStarGame on social media.

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