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Casey Janssen | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 4 (0) / TOR

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Casey Janssen has agreed to a deal with Acereros del Norte of the Mexican League.
Janssen spent a month-and-a-half in the Red Sox system last summer before getting released from Triple-A Pawtucket in early August. He then failed to latch on with another organization. The 35-year-old former Blue Jays closer is probably done as a Major League Baseball player. Tue, Feb 21, 2017 07:56:00 PM

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Red Sox signed RHP Casey Janssen to a minor league contract.

Per the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham, Janssen will report to short-season ball at Lowell before moving up to Triple-A Pawtucket. The 34-year-old right-hander turned in 40 innings with the Nationals last season, pitching to a 4.95 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 27/8 K/BB ratio. The Padres signed him to a minor league deal in the offseason before releasing him this spring. There is no fantasy intrigue here, but the Red Sox add a veteran reliever to bolster their depth.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 10:58:00 PM

Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox are taking a look at free agent reliever Casey Janssen and free agent infielder Cody Decker.

Both players would function as depth in Triple-A. Janssen, who previously pitched for John Farrell in Toronto, was released by the Padres at the end of spring training. Decker, 29, was recently given his release by the Rockies.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Padres released RHP Casey Janssen.

Janssen was in Padres camp this spring on a minor league contract after registering a 4.95 ERA over 40 innings with the Nationals in 2015. He allowed 12 hits and four earned runs in seven Cactus League innings for the Friars, but the 34-year-old should be able to find another opportunity. Janssen held a 2.46 ERA in 173 appearances for the Blue Jays between 2011-2013.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Padres signed RHP Casey Janssen to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 34-year-old right-hander registered a 4.95 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 27/8 K/BB ratio in 40 innings with the Nationals in 2015. He has previous closing experience, racking up 81 saves with the Blue Jays from 2012-2014, and could be another option at the backend of the Padres bullpen if he has a strong spring.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 10:36:00 AM

Nationals declined RHP Casey Janssen's $7 million mutual option for the 2016 season.

Janssen gets a $1.5 million buyout instead. The 34-year-old reliever will hit the free agent market having posted a 4.95 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 27/8 K/BB ratio in 40 innings this past season for the Nationals. There should be some low-base one-year offers out there.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 03:53:00 PM

Nationals activated RHP Casey Janssen from the 15-day disabled list.

Janssen has been out all season while battling a shoulder issue. He figures to be eased back into things initially but should eventually find himself as one of the main setup men for closer Drew Storen.
Fri, May 22, 2015 02:27:00 PM

Casey Janssen (shoulder) is not ready to be activated from the disabled list.

The original expectation was that Janssen would join the Nationals after making back-to-back appearances over the weekend, but the team thinks that he needs more time. He's expected to pitch with Double-A Harrisburg again on Tuesday. It doesn't sound like he's far off.
Tue, May 19, 2015 04:07:00 PM

Casey Janssen (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list after making the second of back-to-back rehab appearances with Double-A Harrisburg on Saturday.

Janssen has surrendered four this and three runs -- one earned -- over three innings to this point on his rehab assignment. They would figure to give him Sunday after after back-to-back appearances, so activating him on May 19 after Monday's off day would make sense. "We’ll see how it all pans out," Nationals manager Matt Williams said.
Fri, May 15, 2015 10:11:00 AM

Casey Janssen (shoulder) has joined Double-A Harrisburg to continue his minor league rehab assignment.

Janssen, who is working his way back from right shoulder tendinitis, made it through two outings with High-A Potomac without any issues. The Nationals will likely want to see him go back-to-back days before activating him, but he's getting close.
Tue, May 12, 2015 03:07:00 PM

Casey Janssen (shoulder) allowed three runs -- one earned -- in one inning of work Sunday in his second rehab appearance at High-A Potomac.

Janssen gave up a homer, a double, and a triple in the ugly frame. But the important thing is that he felt good and is pushing toward his Nationals debut. "We brought him in here to be a veteran presence in the backend of games and he’s got the track record to do so," general manager Mike Rizzo said Sunday. "We feel that he’ll be a good addition to the bullpen when he’s healthy."
Mon, May 11, 2015 08:37:00 AM

Casey Janssen (shoulder) worked a scoreless inning in his first minor league rehab game with Class-A Potomac on Thursday.

Janssen needed just nine pitches, all strikes, to get through the frame which included a strikeout. He'll need to work in back-to-back games before he's able to rejoin the Nationals bullpen, which should occur at some point next week.
Thu, May 7, 2015 11:01:00 PM

Casey Janssen (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday.

It's not clear which affiliate he'll be assigned to. Janssen has already appeared in some extended spring training games but will need to pitch on back-to-back days during his rehab assignment before the Nationals activate him.
Mon, May 4, 2015 04:54:00 PM

Casey Janssen (shoulder) threw an inning Thursday in an extended spring training game.

The plan calls for him to throw in another extended spring training game before going out on an official minor league rehab assignment. Janssen has missed the first month of the season with right shoulder tendinitis.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 05:52:00 PM

Casey Janssen (shoulder) threw live batting practice on Monday.

The next step is a simulated game on Thursday. It's not clear whether the Nationals will ask Janssen to go out on a rehab assignment before being activated, but it appears he'll be back before long.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 05:27:00 PM

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