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Casey Janssen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/17/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Casey Janssen (shoulder) threw bullpen sessions on Wednesday and Friday this week.
Assuming he recovers fine, he'll be cleared to throw a simulated game. It's not clear whether the Nationals will ask Janssen to go out on a rehab assignment before being activated, but it appears he's turned a corner with his shoulder ailment. Apr 24 - 5:33 PM

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Casey Janssen (shoulder) said he plans to play catch Friday.

Janssen is struggling as he attempts to overcome rotator cuff tendinitis in his right shoulder. He will soon head out to Viera, Florida to continue his rehab in a warmer climate. Janssen was set to be the Nationals' setup man, but the injury has cast doubt about when that scenario might happen. He doesn't seem to be a good bet before May at this point.
Apr 8 - 6:28 PM

Casey Janssen (shoulder) still hasn't been cleared to throw.

Janssen was placed on the disabled list on March 27 with right shoulder tendinitis and can be safely ruled out for all of April at this point. The 33-year-old right-hander logged just 45 2/3 innings in his final season with the Blue Jays due to health issues.
Apr 8 - 4:34 PM

Nationals placed RHP Casey Janssen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with right shoulder tendinitis.

The Nationals don't expect the veteran right-hander to be sidelined long, and he could rejoin the bullpen in mid-April. Blake Treinen could work in a primary setup capacity while Janssen is sidelined.
Apr 5 - 4:47 PM

Casey Janssen (shoulder) played catch on Friday.

It's the first time he's thrown since being diagnosed with right rotator cuff tendinitis earlier this week. The Nationals don't think Janssen will be sidelined long, but he's likely to begin the season on the disabled list.
Apr 3 - 11:48 AM

Casey Janssen was diagnosed with right rotator cuff tendinitis after undergoing an MRI.

Janssen reported some discomfort after his most recent Grapefruit League appearance last week, so the Nats decided to get him checked out. It's not a long-term concern, but Nationals manager Matt Williams acknowledged that Opening Day is a question mark.
Mar 30 - 4:24 PM

An MRI taken Sunday on Casey Janssen's right shoulder showed no major structural damage.

Janssen felt discomfort in his throwing shoulder after his latest Grapefruit League appearance, but it sounds like he'll be fine with a bit of rest. Opening Day is just a week away, so the right-hander might have to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Mar 30 - 8:50 AM

Casey Janssen is set to undergo an MRI exam on his ailing shoulder.

Janssen reported soreness in his shoulder and had difficulty getting loose before his last outing. The Nationals should have an update on his status after the exam, though he appears likely to begin the season on the disabled list.
Mar 29 - 4:24 PM

Nationals signed RHP Casey Janssen to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with a $7 million mutual option for 2016.

The deal comes with another $500,000 in performance-based incentives. And the option has a $1.5 million buyout, so the full guarantee is $5 million. Janssen posted an underwhelming 3.94 ERA in 45 2/3 innings last season for the Blue Jays, but he boasts a 2.77 ERA in 217 2/3 innings dating back to 2011. The 33-year-old former closer should be good in a middle relief role on a loaded Nationals team.
Feb 2 - 10:52 AM

Casey Janssen will make a $3.5 million salary with the Nationals this season.

It was reported that Janssen will be guaranteed $5 million in the deal, but the additional $1.5 million is part of a mutual option for 2016. The 33-year-old is expected to function as a set-up man for Washington and provides insurance for closer Drew Storen.
Jan 28 - 2:21 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals have signed reliever Casey Janssen to a one-year, $5 million contract.

The deal includes a mutual option for 2016. Janssen should at least be a candidate for the set-up role following the Tyler Clippard trade, but he could find himself in the mix for saves if Drew Storen stumbles. The 33-year-old posted a 3.94 ERA and 28/7 K/BB ratio over 45 1/3 innings last season while going 25-for-30 in save chances.
Jan 28 - 10:45 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Nationals have checked in on free agent right-hander Casey Janssen.

The Nationals are in the market for bullpen help according to Rosenthal, and the former Jays closer could be a nice fit in a setup capacity after Tyler Clippard was dealt to the Athletics earlier in the week. It appears there are major changes coming in Washington, so stay tuned.
Jan 18 - 6:14 PM

Casey Janssen has changed agents and is now represented by ACES.

Janssen was previously represented by Jim McDowell, but he has decided to make a change going into free agency. The 33-year-old posted a 3.94 ERA and 28/7 K/BB ratio over 45 1/3 innings while notching 25 saves.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 03:22:00 PM

Casey Janssen entered the ninth inning to put out a fire, recording the final two outs to pick up his 24th save in Saturday's win against the Yankees.

Brandon Morrow allowed a run to score on a single followed by a double, creating a save situation for Janssen. Though Janssen hit the first batter he faced, he had little trouble escaping the jam, striking out Brendan Ryan and getting Chris Young to line out to second base to end the game. It's been an up-and-down year for Janssen, who is 24-for-29 in save chances with a 4.22 ERA.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 07:35:00 PM

Casey Janssen converted his 22nd save of the season Sunday in the Blue Jays' defeat of the Red Sox.

Janssen retired all three batters he faced in a perfect ninth inning, striking out two. It was a refreshing performance from the 32-year-old right-hander, who blew his fifth save of 2014 in a brutal fashion on Friday.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 04:41:00 PM

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2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Tanner Roark
7Blake Treinen
8Rafael Martin
9Felipe Rivero
10Erik Davis