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Treinen gets record reliever raise in arbitration

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A's closer Blake Treinen has won his arbitration case and will make $6.4 million in 2019, a source confirmed to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand on Saturday.

The team hasn't confirmed the news, but Treinen's agency, Sosnick Cobbe & Karon, also tweeted Saturday morning that Treinen had won his case.

A's closer Blake Treinen has won his arbitration case and will make $6.4 million in 2019, a source confirmed to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand on Saturday.

The team hasn't confirmed the news, but Treinen's agency, Sosnick Cobbe & Karon, also tweeted Saturday morning that Treinen had won his case.

Tweet from @SosnickCobbe: 🚨Breaking News🚨: Congratulations to client Blake Treinen for his arbitration victory!!A historic season capped off with another win for one of the best pitchers and best people in the game!!

Treinen emerged as one of the top closers in baseball last season, with 38 saves and a 0.78 ERA that was the best among relievers. The 30-year-old right-hander was a first-time All-Star and finished sixth in the American League Cy Young Award voting.

That performance will get Treinen a $4.25 million raise from the $2.15 million he made in 2018 as a first-year arbitration-eligible player. The increase is a record for a reliever going from his first to his second year of arbitration eligibility.

The A's had filed at $5.6 million for Treinen's case when he and the team exchanged figures in mid-January.

David Adler is a reporter and researcher for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.

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