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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 allowed a run in the ninth inning, blowing the save for the fourth time this season, but the Blue Jays were able to walk off winners in 10 innings on Saturday against the Rays.
Janssen walked Wil Myers to lead off the inning, then allowed consecutive one-out singles to Kevin Kiermaier and James Loney as the Rays tied the game up at 4-4. Janssen was able to escape the inning with no further damage and the Jays were able to walk off in the 10th on a Jose Reyes RBI single. Janssen is now 19-for-23 in save chances with a 3.31 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and a 21/6 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings. Aug 23 - 4:43 PM

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Casey Janssen imploded in the ninth inning against the Tigers on Friday, surrendering three runs on four extra-base hits while recording just two outs.

Janssen entered with a two-run advantage and retired Torii Hunter to begin the inning, but the trouble started with a one-out double by J.D. Martinez. Nick Castellanos then jumped on a first-pitch fastball to crush a game-tying home run, and Eugenio Suarez followed with a solo shot of his own to put the Tigers ahead. With the rough outing, Janssen now owns a 3.56 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 30 1/3 innings on the year.
Aug 8 - 10:41 PM

Casey Janssen worked around a two-out walk in the ninth inning, helping the Blue Jays defeat the Astros by a 6-5 margin on Thursday.

Janssen is happy to see July end, as he ends the month with a 5.56 ERA. He had a relatively easy ninth inning on Thursday, though. He has blown only two saves since making his season debut on May 12 and owns a 2.86 ERA with a 16/3 K/BB ratio.
Jul 31 - 11:16 PM

Casey Janssen allowed a ninth-inning solo home run, but managed to escape with his 17th save as the Blue Jays earned a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Xander Bogaerts greeted Janssen with a solo shot to lead off the ninth inning, but the right-hander was able to get the next three batters he faced in short order. July has been troublesome for Janssen, as he has allowed runs in five of 11 appearances in the month while sporting a 6.10 ERA. On the season, he is 17-for-19 in save opportunities with a 2.96 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and a 16/2 K/BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings.
Jul 29 - 10:31 PM

Casey Janssen earned his 16th save of 2014 in the Blue Jays' 5-4 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Janssen was called on to protect Toronto's one-run lead after Dioner Navarro hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth inning. The right-hander did so effortlessly, retiring all three batters he faced -- one via strikeout. Janssen has a 2.73 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 16/2 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings this season.
Jul 27 - 4:40 PM

Casey Janssen (illness) will be available out of the Blue Jays' bullpen Sunday.

Janssen has been battling a stomach bug of late but was able to keep some foot down Saturday night and reported feeling much better Sunday. Toronto's closer boasts a 1.23 ERA with 14 saves in 16 chances this season.
Jul 20 - 11:37 AM

Casey Janssen was unavailable Saturday versus the Rangers due to an illness.

Janssen lost seven or more pounds due to this sickness. The Blue Jays' closer believes it was because of something he ate in the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break. Aaron Loup filled in for him Saturday and picked up the save.
Jul 19 - 4:54 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Brandon Morrow