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Casey Janssen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Casey Janssen set down the Rays in order on Friday, securing his 14th save of the season.
Tasked with protecting a three-run advantage, Janssen made quick work of the heart of the Rays lineup, needing just 11 pitches to wrap the game up. Since returning from the disabled list, he has posted a stellar 1.29 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 13/1 K/BB ratio through his first 21 innings. Jul 11 - 10:59 PM

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Casey Janssen took a blown save after giving up two runs to the Twins in the ninth Monday, only to pick up a win when the Blue Jays scored in the bottom of the inning.

It was Janssen's second blown save, even though he entered with a 0.00 ERA in 11 2/3 innings. His first came when he allowed an unearned run versus the Royals on May 29. Obviously, Janssen's job remains very secure. The Jays don't have anyone challenging him anyway.
Jun 10 - 12:11 AM

Casey Janssen tossed a perfect ninth inning against the Cardinals on Friday for his 11th save of the season.

Janssen struck out one batter in the inning and needed just 13 pitches to set the side down in order. He's been nothing short of fantastic since coming off the DL, allowing just one unearned run over 11 2/3 innings to go along with an 8/1 K/BB ratio.
Jun 6 - 10:39 PM

Casey Janssen threw a one-pitch save Thursday against the Tigers.

Fantasy owners can't complain about that. Janssen entered the game with two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth and got Nick Castellanos to line out to left field to end it. He's now 10-for-10 in save chances this year and has yet to allow an earned run over his first 12 appearances.
Jun 5 - 4:20 PM

Casey Janssen put out a fire in the bottom of the ninth, striking out the only batter he faced to pick up his ninth save in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.

With a 5-0 lead, Steve Delabar attempted to quickly end the frame but got into trouble and eventually allowed a three-run home run to J.D. Martinez. With the tying run on deck, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons went to Janssen to escape the inning. The right-hander struck out Don Kelly for his ninth save. Janssen is 9-for-10 in save opportunities this season with seven strikeouts, one walk, and a spotless ERA in 10 1/3 innings.
Jun 3 - 10:15 PM

Casey Janssen will be given the night off on Wednesday due to what's being called "general soreness."

Janssen missed most of spring training and all of April, so the Jays are thinking he's going through routine "early-season" soreness. The 32-year-old right-hander boasts a 0.00 ERA in nine innings since his May 11 activation from the disabled list and he is 8-for-8 in save opportunities. Toronto will play matchups in the later innings Wednesday.
May 28 - 4:47 PM

Casey Janssen worked around a leadoff single to convert his eighth save of the season in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Janssen's run of perfection continues, as he has tossed nine scoreless innings and converted all eight save opportunities since making his 2014 debut on May 12. The right-hander has allowed six hits and a walk while striking out five thus far.
May 27 - 10:15 PM

Casey Janssen tossed a scoreless inning against the Athletics on Friday for his sixth save of the season.

After entering the ninth inning with a one-run lead, Janssen got Nick Punto to ground out and struck out Kyle Blanks swinging, but Coco Crisp followed with a double before stealing third base. However, Janssen got Jed Lowrie to ground out to second base to end it. The 32-year-old has seven scoreless appearances since coming off the disabled list.
May 23 - 9:57 PM

Casey Janssen picked up his fourth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning during Tuesday's win over the Red Sox.

Janssen found himself in trouble, giving up back-to-back singles to start the inning. But a strikeout and a ground ball double play ended the threat. It was the first white-knuckle adventure for the right-hander since he came off of the disabled list. Janssen has yet to allow a run in five innings.
May 20 - 11:19 PM

Casey Janssen earned his third save of the year Saturday in the Blue Jays' 4-2 defeat of the Rangers.

Janssen retired Alex Rios, Mitch Moreland, and Rougned Odor in order to lock down the win for Toronto. He has a 0.00 ERA and three saves in three opportunities since being activated from the disabled list last Sunday.
May 17 - 11:50 PM

Casey Janssen picked up his second save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning as the Blue Jays defeated the Indians on Thursday.

It was a low-stress frame for Janssen, inducing a pair of fly balls and a ground ball in a perfect ninth. Janssen recently reclaimed his role as the club's closer following a stint on the disabled list and hasn't run into any issues yet.
May 15 - 10:55 PM

Casey Janssen picked up his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning as the Blue Jays defeated the Indians 5-4 on Tuesday.

Janssen made his 2014 debut on Monday, tossing a scoreless inning in a non-save situation against the Angels. On Tuesday, he allowed a two-out hit but otherwise didn't have any issues with the Indians en route to his first save of the season. The Jays are happy to get some stability at the back end of their bullpen.
May 13 - 9:59 PM

Making his first appearance off the DL, Casey Janssen protected a four-run lead with a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Angels.

Janssen is probably going to start getting save chances for the Jays this week, though the team might not be ready to use him on back-to-back days just yet. As a result, Brett Cecil might still be a threat for a save on Tuesday.
May 12 - 10:29 PM

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

Janssen got through another scoreless rehab appearance Saturday with no issues, clearing the way for him to be activated. The Jays have struggled in the ninth inning with Janssen gone, so the 32-year-old could get his job back immediately.
May 11 - 10:23 AM

Casey Janssen (oblique) will make his next rehab appearance Saturday with Double-A New Hampshire.

Janssen has thrown two scoreless innings during his rehab assignment thus far. If all goes well Saturday, it's possible that he could be activated on Sunday or Monday. Sergio Santos struggled in his chance at the closer role, so Janssen should get his old gig back soon.
May 8 - 4:58 PM

Depth Charts

C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
3Erik Kratz
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Darin Mastroianni
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2Nolan Reimold
Starting Pitcher
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
R1Casey Janssen
2Sergio Santos
3Aaron Loup
4Brett Cecil
5Dustin McGowan
6Todd Redmond
7Chad Jenkins