At this point, Oakland A’s fans just want Lou Trivino off the roster. They could get their wish.
After starting the year as the A’s closer, and quickly losing his job due to ineffectiveness and bout of Covid, Trivino is back in that role. It is also a matter of the A’s not having many other options, as A.J. Puk imploded in his opportunity with Dany Jimenez on the Injured List.
His numbers are hardly impressive either. Trivino has posted a 6.94 ERA and a 2.014 WHiP in his 23.1 innings and those numbers are an improvement over what he had done earlier in the season. Teams would not be lining up to bring anyone on board with those numbers.
But there are other factors. Trivino has a 2.90 FIP, the best of his career. He has also been incredibly unlucky as opponents have a .485 batting average on balls in play against him. Add in his experience as a closer and his remaining years of team control, it is possible that teams would consider him to be a potential lottery ticket that could pay off.
Lou Trivino is not someone that would excite any fanbase. He could, however, be on the move soon.