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Kenley Jansen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 265
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 25th save as the Dodgers beat the Reds 7-4 on Wednesday.
Jansen allowed an infield single and a walk with two outs, but struck out Eugenio Suarez looking to end the contest. The hard-throwing right-hander carries a 2.52 ERA with a 63/5 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings while going 25-for-27 in save situations. Aug 26 - 11:03 PM

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Kenley Jansen recorded the final four outs against the Reds on Sunday, protecting a one-run advantage and earning his 24th save of the season.

Jansen retired all four hitters that he faced, two of them via the strikeout. It caps off an incredible day for the right-hander who welcomed his second child into the world earlier in the morning. Jansen now sports a 2.48 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 59/4 K/BB ratio through 32 2/3 innings on the season.
Aug 16 - 6:57 PM

Kenley Jansen closed out Wednesday's win over the Nationals with two strikeouts in a perfect ninth inning.

Jansen entered with the home team up 3-0. There would be no drama, as he recorded the requisite three outs on just eight pitches. Since returning from injury earlier in the season, Jansen's 22-for-23 in save chances while pitching to a 2.67 ERA with a lovely 55/4 K/BB ratio over 30 1/3 innings.
Aug 13 - 12:41 AM

Kenley Jansen struck out the side in the ninth inning to pick up his 20th save in Wednesday's 4-3 win against the Phillies.

On 13 pitches, Jansen struck out Freddy Galvis, Andres Blanco, and Domonic Brown in a stress-free ninth inning. It's the first time this year he's struck out three batters in a 1-2-3 inning. Jansen is 20-for-21 in save chances with a 2.93 ERA and a dominant 50/4 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings.
Aug 5 - 11:03 PM

Pitching while dealing with a virus, Kenley Jansen gave up a run in the ninth on his way to his 18th save Friday.

Jansen's stuff wasn't quite there tonight, but he had just enough to get the job done against the Angels. He might get Saturday off after laboring through 26 pitches in this one, potentially opening up a save chance for J.P. Howell or Pedro Baez.
Aug 1 - 3:19 AM

Kenley Jansen tossed a scoreless ninth inning to nail down his 17th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Braves.

Jansen issued a leadoff walk to Cameron Maybin, but he rebounded quickly with a groundout and a pair of strikeouts. Jansen has had some shaky appearances of late with five runs allow over his last nine innings, but he still boasts a 2.28 ERA, 0.63 WHIP and absurd 43/3 K/BB ratio across 23 2/3 frames this season.
Jul 22 - 3:34 PM

Kenley Jansen got into a ninth inning jam and escaped, converting his 14th save in Monday's 10-7 victory over the Phillies.

Jansen walked Carlos Ruiz and allowed a single to Cody Asche to bring the tying run to the plate with no outs. He struck out Domonic Brown, got Jeff Francoeur to fly out, and struck out Andres Blanco to end the game. Jansen had allowed runs in each of his previous three performances. The hard-throwing right-hander is 14-for-15 in save chances with a 1.83 ERA and a 34/2 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings.
Jul 7 - 2:44 AM

Kenley Jansen allowed a late run but still managed to pick up his 13th save of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

Jansen trotted into the game with his team up 4-2. The two-run cushion turned out to be necessary. After striking out the first batter of the frame, Jansen coughed up a solo homer to David Peralta before recording the last two outs minus any issues. Jansen's allowed runs in each of his last two appearances, but owners should look to a 13-for-14 save chance record, 1.53 ERA and stellar 30/1 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings rather than these little blips of trouble on the radar. As long as he's healthy, he remains one of the top closers in the game.
Jul 2 - 1:16 AM

Kenley Jansen allowed a run but still snagged his 12th save of the season as the Dodgers pulled out a 6-4 victory in 10 innings against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

With two outs, Jansen issued his first walk of the season to his 56th batter. Paul Goldschmidt then punished him for the walk with an RBI double. Jansen bounced back to strike out Yasmany Tomas to end the game. The right-hander is 12-for-13 in save chances this season with a 1.08 ERA and a 28/1 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings.
Jul 1 - 2:00 AM

Kenley Jansen allowed a leadoff double, but worked around it for his 11th save in Sunday's 2-0 win against the Marlins.

Christian Yelich greeted Jansen with a leadoff double, which allowed the Marlins to bring the potential tying run to the plate on three separate occasions. Jansen struck out Adeiny Hechavarria and Marcell Ozuna consecutively before getting Derek Dietrich to foul out to end the contest. Jansen has been utterly dominant since debuting in mid-May, now 11-for-12 in save opportunities with a 0.57 ERA and a 26/0 K/BB ratio in 15 2/3 innings.
Jun 28 - 4:20 PM

Kenley Jansen worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning in a 0-0 game against the Rangers on Thursday and earned the win when the Dodgers scored in the bottom half of the frame.

He struck out two in the frame, blowing away Joey Gallo and Mitch Moreland. Jansen was the pitcher of record when Keone Kela balked in pinch runner Enrique Hernández to end the affair. Jansen's season got off to the late start, but the Dutch-born hurler has been superb even since he stepped back on the bump, posting a 0.75 ERA and 0.33 WHIP while going 9-for-10 in save opportunities. With a 22/0 K/BB rate in 12 innings, you don't want to be standing in the batter's box against him at the moment.
Jun 19 - 1:49 AM

Kenley Jansen worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his seventh save, closing out Tuesday's 3-1 win against the Diamondbacks.

Jansen got back-to-back strikeouts of Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Nick Ahmed before getting pinch-hitter A.J. Pollock to foul out to end the contest. Jansen has been unflappable in eight innings since making his debut on May 15, going 7-for-7 in save chances with a 14/0 K/BB ratio.
Jun 10 - 12:52 AM

Kenley Jansen earned his sixth save of the season Saturday in the Dodgers' defeat of the Cardinals.

Jansen has been available since Thursday, but the Dodgers had no reason to pitch him in the first two games of their series against the Cardinals because both were losses. The hard-throwing closer dealt with some dehydration Wednesday in the Dodgers' series finale in Colorado, but he's fine now. Jansen retired all three St. Louis batters he faced Saturday and he's allowed only one hit in seven appearances this season.
Jun 7 - 12:44 AM

Kenley Jansen is available to pitch on Thursday.

Jansen has been battling dehydration, but is with the team and in uniform on Thursday. Expect to see him if a save situation arises.
Jun 4 - 7:48 PM

A source told FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that the Dodgers suspect Kenley Jansen was battling dehydration on Wednesday night in Colorado.

Jansen was unavailable for a save opportunity and neither he nor manager Don Mattingly would explain why to the media after the game. There was some concern that the closer was experiencing another heart problem -- he had a scary issue in Denver back in 2012 -- but Rosenthal's source says this recent illness is not believed to be heart-related. Jansen will get a precautionary checkup in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon. He could be available for Thursday night's series opener against the visiting Cardinals.
Jun 4 - 12:50 PM

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