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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 (foot) threw off a mound on Saturday.
It's the first time he's done that since having surgery on his left foot in mid-February. Assuming Jansen's rehab continues to be setback-free, he could be back in the big leagues by early May. At that point, veteran Joel Peralta will hand the closing duties back over to Jansen. Apr 18 - 6:33 PM

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Kenley Jansen (foot) is set to begin throwing off a mound Saturday.

That's a good sign for the reliever, who is recovering from surgery on his left foot in February. If all goes well, Jansen should be back with the Dodgers in early-to-mid May.
Apr 15 - 7:09 PM

Kenley Jansen played catch Tuesday without a walking boot on his surgically-repaired left foot.

Some eyebrows were raised when Jansen was spotted in his walking boot Monday after previously having it removed, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly assured everyone that it's just part of the healing process. Jansen could be ready to throw off a mound in two weeks and is aiming to rejoin the big league bullpen in mid-May.
Apr 7 - 6:42 PM

Kenley Jansen (foot) walked onto the field during pre-game introductions Monday in a walking boot, but Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he hasn't had a setback.

Jansen had the boot removed last week, so there were naturally some questions about it, but Mattingly said it was only precautionary. "That's part of the process for him," said Mattingly. "They have him in the boot still partially to rest, gradually building up the strength in the foot." Jansen has been throwing and working out without for boot for about a week now and remains on track to return around May 1. Chris Hatcher got the save in Monday's season opener and is the best bet as a fill-in option this month.
Source: True Blue LA
Apr 7 - 9:55 AM

Dodgers placed RHP Kenley Jansen on the 15-day disabled list with a left foot injury.

Jansen suffered an avulsion fracture in his left foot in mid-February and isn't expected to be ready until early May. The Dodgers are going to use a committee at closer in his absence. Joel Peralta and Chris Hatcher look to be the best fantasy bets in Los Angeles for the month of April.
Apr 5 - 6:35 PM

Kenley Jansen (foot) is off crutches and was scheduled to begin playing catch Tuesday.

Jansen is still in a walking boot, but he's making encouraging progress from surgery in mid-February to remove a growth from his left foot. He's expected to miss the first month of the season and the Dodgers could go with a committee approach at closer in his absence.
Mar 17 - 2:15 PM

Kenley Jansen has been fitted with a walking boot on his surgically-repaired left foot.

He'll be able to put some weight on the foot now after walking on crutches the last 10 days. Jansen will wear the walking boot for 3-4 weeks before being allowed to resume activity. He's likely to miss the first month of the season.
Feb 27 - 10:20 AM

Kenley Jansen will be sidelined for 8-12 weeks after having surgery Tuesday to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot.

Jansen reported discomfort while running last week and a subsequent MRI and CT scan revealed the growth in the fifth metatarsal of his foot. He'll be on crutches for 10 days and then a walking boot for 3-4 weeks before being allowed to resume activity. With an 8-12 week timetable, Jansen would figure to miss at least the first month of the season. It would be surprising if the Dodgers didn't now go out and sign either Francisco Rodriguez or Rafael Soriano to handle the ninth inning until Jansen is ready. In the unlikely event that they stay in-house for their interim closer, Joel Peralta would probably be the favorite for saves. Former ninth inning man Brandon League is also a possibility.
Feb 17 - 9:14 PM

Dodgers and RHP Kenley Jansen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.425 million contract.

It's quite a payday for Jansen in what was his second year of arbitration eligibility. While he dealt with bouts of inconsistency in 2014, Jansen ultimately posted a 2.76 ERA with 44 saves and should again be one of the best closers in the game in 2015.
Jan 16 - 1:40 PM

Kenley Jansen worked into and out of trouble against the Cubs Sunday, escaping to earn his 43rd save of the season.

It started off poorly for Jansen, as a walk and a double put two runners in scoring position with no outs and the heart of the Cubs' order up. He recovered to strike out Javier Baez, get Anthony Rizzo to ground out and ended by striking out Luis Valbuena. They all count the same, and Jansen now has 43 saves and a 2.89 ERA on the year.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Kenley Jansen worked a perfect ninth inning, earning the save in the Dodgers' win over the Giants.

Jansen fanned two in the scoreless inning of work. The right-hander has tossed four shutout innings since a blown save on September 3, giving him 42 saves on the year. Jansen owns a 2.98 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 93/17 K/BB ratio over 60 1/3 innings of work.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 09:33:00 PM

Kenley Jansen picked up his 41st save of the season Saturday in the Dodgers' 5-2 win over Arizona.

Jansen allowed a one-out double to Nolan Reimold but retired the next two batters he faced to close out the victory for Los Angeles. Jansen has struggled at time this season but he owns a cool 3.09 overall ERA and 1.17 overall WHIP with a dominant 90/16 K/BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings. He is fifth in the majors in saves.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 12:25:00 AM

Kenley Jansen bounced back from Wednesday's meltdown to pitch a perfect ninth in a one-run win over the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Jansen needed just seven pitches to notch his 40th save in 45 chances. He gave up three runs to blow a save against the Nationals on Wednesday.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 01:09:00 AM

Kenley Jansen had a huge meltdown against the Nationals on Wednesday, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk in a blown save.

Jansen was called on to protect a three-run lead. He promptly gave up a Bryce Harper single and a two-run homer to Adam LaRoche. Four batters later, the Nats had manufactured another run before Jansen could escape the inning without further damage. The blown save was his fifth of the season and first since July 30. Jansen has a 3.20 ERA following the big inning.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 08:48:00 PM

Kenley Jansen struck out all three batters he faced in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Since August 5, Jansen has struck out multiple batters in nine of 10 appearances. He's pitched like his profession is revenge since toting a 4.55 ERA into play on June 20, coughing up only two runs since that date (0.96 ERA in July, 0.87 in August) and striking out well more than a batter per inning (34/4 K/BB rate in 20 2/3 frames since the beginning of July). The flamethrower boasts a stellar 2.77 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 90/15 K/BB ratio over 55-plus innings.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 01:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alex Guerrero
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Juan Uribe
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Pedro Baez
8Juan Nicasio
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Chris Withrow