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Kenley Jansen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 265
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Kenley Jansen made short work of the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, getting his 38th save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in the Dodgers' 3-1 victory.
In 10 outings this month, Jansen has allowed only one run and struck out 19 in 10 1/3 innings. The right-hander had an ugly 4.55 ERA on June 20, but has given up only two runs since that date. He's 38-for-42 in save conversions to go with a 2.82 ERA. Aug 28 - 1:07 AM

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Kenley Jansen slammed the door on the Padres on Thursday, working around a one-out walk to preserve a one-run victory.

The right-hander walked Jedd Gyorko but punched out two Padres to escape the inning without much ancillary drama. Jansen's ERA sat at 4.55 on June 20, but he's given up a run in only two of 22 outings since then. Because of that, his ERA is down to 2.92. In addition, he boasts an outstanding 1.17 WHIP and 83/15 K/BB ratio over 52-plus innings.
Aug 22 - 1:01 AM

Kenley Jansen got a four-out save against the Braves on Thursday, with all of his outs coming via the K.

Jansen's velocity was down in this one and he gave up three hits, but he got the job done in the end. His velocity has fluctuated quite a bit this year anyway, so we wouldn't worry overly much.
Aug 14 - 4:09 PM

Kenley Jansen made short work of the Braves in the ninth inning, getting his 33rd save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in the Dodgers' win on Tuesday.

Jansen has turned the corner after seeing his ERA rise up to 4.55 after a poor outing on June 20. Since then, he has allowed a run in only one of 19 outings. The right-hander punched out the last two Braves he saw on Tuesday, raising his K/BB ratio to 77/13 on the season. He also has a 2.94 ERA and has gotten the save in 33 of 37 opportunities.
Aug 12 - 10:16 PM

Kenley Jansen racked up his 30th save of the season in style on Sunday, fanning all three Dodgers hitters that he faced.

The flame-throwing right-hander has made good on 30 of his 33 save chances on the season while compiling a 3.24 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 66/12 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings. He hasn't allowed a run in his last 12 outings and remains one of the finest stoppers in the game today.
Jul 27 - 11:34 PM

Kenley Jansen slammed the door on the Cardinals in the ninth inning on Sunday, retiring all three hitters he faced to preserve a one-run victory.

Jansen recorded his 28th save of the season for his troubles. The hard-throwing right-hander now owns a 3.40 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 63/12 K/BB ratio 39 2/3 innings on the season. He remains one of the most dominant closers in the National League.
Jul 20 - 11:58 PM

Kenley Jansen worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the ninth inning to earn the save against the Padres on Sunday.

A walk and a single put runners on the corners with one out, but Jansen recovered to strike out Jake Goebbert and Seth Smith to end the threat. Jansen goes into the break with a 3.49 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 62/12 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings. He's third in the National League with 27 saves, and he'll continue to be one of the game's best closers in the second half.
Jul 13 - 11:08 PM

Kenley Jansen worked a perfect ninth inning, earning his 26th save in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Juan Uribe broke a 2-2 tie in the previous half-inning, allowing the Dodgers to get Jansen into the game. It was his first appearance since June 30, but wasn't rusty in a 1-2-3 inning. Jansen is 26-for-29 in save opportunities with a 3.79 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 57/11 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings.
Jul 3 - 11:17 PM

Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Indians on Monday for his 25th save of the season.

The 6-foot-5, 265-pound fireballer ended things quickly with a 1-2-3 inning that featured no strikeouts, a rare occurrence indeed. He has collected five consecutive shutout appearances, earning a save each tine. That dominant stretch has put his ERA on a 4.55-to-3.89 diet. Jansen is now 25-for-28 in save chances to go with a 1.30 WHIP and 56/11 K/BB rate over 34-plus innings.
Jul 1 - 12:55 AM

Kenley Jansen tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Cardinals on Thursday for his 24rd save of the season.

He allowed a single and struck out a batter. Jansen coughed up five runs over four appearances between June 13-20, but he's put the pieces back together during four consecutive scoreless performances. The ace reliever is 24-for-27 in save chances with a 4.01 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.
Jun 27 - 12:58 AM

Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Royals on Tuesday for his 23rd save of the season.

Jansen fanned two and didn't allow a baserunner in the frame. His 4.13 ERA is inflated by a few meltdowns, but Jansen has a 55/11 K/BB ratio over 32 2/3 innings and remains one of the game's elite closers.
Jun 24 - 11:21 PM

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

In his third straight day of work, Jansen once again showed no lingering effects of Friday's disaster. The right-hander struck out the side on 13 pitches, registering his 22nd save of the year. That's tied with Trevor Rosenthal for second-most in the NL and three behind Francisco Rodriguez for the National League lead.
Jun 22 - 10:32 PM

Kenley Jansen bounced back from Friday's blown save to pitch a scoreless ninth for a save Saturday against the Padres.

Jansen's velocity, which has fluctuated, was better tonight as he retired three of the four batters he faced in the ninth. The save was his 21st in 23 chances.
Jun 22 - 1:25 AM

Kenley Jansen gave up three runs in the ninth Friday against the Padres to take his first blown save since April 15.

Jansen had converted 16 straight save chances since blowing two of his first six. He still hasn't flashed 2013 form at any point during the season, but this is just the second time this year he's given up more than one run in an appearance.
Jun 21 - 1:34 AM

Kenley Jansen allowed two hits but no runs and escaped the ninth inning with his 20th save in Tuesday's win over the Rockies.

Tasked with protecting a 4-2 lead, Jansen made things interesting, putting the tying run aboard quickly by giving up a pair of singles to start the inning. But he buckled down when he had to, getting Justin Morneau to pop out before striking out both Kyle Parker and Wilin Rosario. Jansen has failed to punch out a batter in just two outings this year, and one of those was a one-out appearance.
Jun 18 - 2:15 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Yasiel Puig
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Josh Beckett
8Paul Maholm
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Carlos Frias
8Paco Rodriguez
9Chris Withrow
10Onelki Garcia
11Pedro Baez