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Lou Trivino out for rest of season after slipping in shower

MLB: SEP 30 Athletics at Angels

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Oakland Athletics pitcher Lou Trevino (62) in action during the fourth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim played on September 30, 2018 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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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.

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