Lou Albert Trivino is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. He was born on October 1, 1991.
Trivino signed with the Vermont Lake Monsters and made his professional debut the next year, pitching in 14 games with a 3–4 record and 3.12 ERA (ten starts). In 2014, he went 7–11 with a 5.28 ERA in 27 games (26 starts) for the Beloit Snappers, and in 2015, he went 10–5 with a 3.91 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 89.2 innings pitched for the Stockton Ports.
Trivino pitched for Stockton and the Midland RockHounds in 2016, going 2–4 with a 2.85 ERA in 45 bullpen appearances, and for Midland and the Nashville Sounds in 2017, going 8–3 with a 3.03 ERA in 68.1 innings pitched between the two organizations. After the 2017 season, the Athletics added him to their 40-man roster.
In 2019, despite a strong start, Trivino was temporarily demoted from his role as the primary setup man after a stretch of four appearances in which he gave up nine runs (eight earned) in 4.2 innings, causing his ERA to balloon from 2.42 to 4.40. Trivino did not find the same success as the previous season, ending with an ERA of 5.25 in 61 games. In 2020, he recorded an ERA of 3.86 in 20 games.
Trivino began the 2021 season as part of a closer-by-committee arrangement with the departure of Liam Hendriks via free agency. For July, Trivino won the Reliever of the Month Award in the American League.
Lou Trivino signed a 1 year / $3,000,000 contract with the Oakland Athletics, including $3,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $3,000,000. In 2022, Trivino will earn a base salary of $3,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $3,000,000.