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74 Kenley Jansen RP
Height/Weight: 6-5/265 | Birthdate: 9/30/1987 | Birthplace: Curacao, Netherlands Antilles | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: No College | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $512,000 | Owned/Started%: 88/4 | Average Draft Position: 158.38
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Dodgers' Kenley Jansen could face live hitters next week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen completed a bullpen session prior to Tuesday's game against San Francisco, and expects to throw two more before throwing to hitters next week when the Dodgers are back in Los Angeles, the Orange County Register reports.

Jansen started the year on the disabled list after having a growth removed from his left foot in February. He is targeting a return by early-to-mid-May.

"Basically, he's going through spring training right now," manager Don Mattingly said of Jansen. "He's on track for us. But he's still a ways away."


Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen throws off the mound Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen was able to throw off the mound Saturday for the first time since foot surgery, reports the L.A. Times.

Jansen, who is currently on the 15-day DL with the foot injury, is pain free and still targeting a return to the big leagues some time in May.

"Really good day for me today," Jansen said. "Body's in shape, arm's in shape."

Jansen posted a 2-3 record with 44 saves and a 2.76 ERA in 65 1/3 innings of work in 2014.


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen will throw off a mound Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will test his foot by throwing off a mound for the first time on Saturday, according to MLB.com. Jansen started the year on the disabled list with a left foot injury, and is targeting a return by early-to-mid-May.

Dodgers' Kenley Jansen still two weeks away from mound work


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, on the disabled list with a left foot injury, played catch before Friday's loss to Arizona. The right-hander will continue to throw every other day, and is still two weeks away from throwing off a mound, according to the Associated Press.

Dodgers' Kenley Jansen pain-free, aiming for mid-May return


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is making progress in his recovery from foot surgery. 

Jansen underwent surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot in mid-February. He was in a walking boot for part of spring training. 

Jansen told reporters on Tuesday that he was pain free and might be able to throw a bullpen session in two weeks, per MLB.com.

He expects to be able to pitch in a game again by mid-May, per the Los Angeles Times.


Dodgers place Kenley Jansen, Hyun-jin Ryu and Brandon Leauge on DL


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Dodgers placed pitchers Kenley JansenHyun-Jin Ryu  and Brandon League on the 15-day disabled list to begin the season, according to SB Nation's True Blue LA

Jansen is recovering from foot surgery on Feb. 17, Ryu has left shoulder inflammation and League has right shoulder inflammation. League is the most likely of the three to endure a longer recovery period. 

Ryu is hoping to come back in late April and Jansen is expecting to return in early May. 


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen to have walking boot removed on Tuesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen will have the walking boot on his left foot removed on Tuesday, according to Eric Stephen of SB Nation.

Jansen has worn the boot since he underwent surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot in mid-February. He will start the season on the disabled list.


J.P. Howell, Joel Peralta only locks, Dodgers to close by committee


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that the team's relief situation is still unsettled. 

J.P. Howell and Joel Peralta are the only locks for the bullpen at this point, Mattingly said per the Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin.

Mattingly also said that, with Kenley Jansen starting the season on the disabled list after foot surgery, the Dodgers may go with a closer-by-committee approach. Instead of having one pitcher fill the role, the team will mix and match, based on matchups.


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen (foot) playing catch Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen (foot) began playing catch from 60 feet Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Jansen underwent surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot in mid-February and has been throwing with his knee off a chair. However, he is now able to shed his crutches and able to progress in his rehab.

"I was able to land on the foot and there was no pain," Jansen said. "I just have to take is slowly. It's still healing, but I didn't feel anything wrong."

Jansen was projected to miss 8-12 weeks after undergoing the procedure, which would keep him out until at least the second half of April.


Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen fitted for protective boot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was fitted for a protective boot Friday as he continues to recover from surgery, MLB.com reports.

After Jansen has his stitches removed next week, Jansen will be able to begin placing weight on the foot and gradually increase athletic activity. He is expected to be out until at least the end of April after having a growth removed from his fifth metatarsal.


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen (foot) relieved following MRI results


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said Monday doctors told him the growth in his foot shouldn't return after undergoing surgery to remove it, per MLB.com. Jansen is expected to miss 8-12 weeks after having surgery last week.

"The X-ray scared everybody," Jansen said. "But the MRI gave good news that it wasn't a big thing. They said it was mostly fluid that got into the bone, but if I had continued to pitch on it, the bone could get weak and get damaged, and they'd rather take it out now so I wouldn't be out a long time.

"It shocks you. There's so much stuff in your head. But the MRI calmed me down."


Dodgers will likely go with internal candidates at closer


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) The Dodgers will consider their internal candidates when looking to replace Kenley Jansen at closer, according to the Orange County Register

General manager Andrew Friedman said the club will be "open minded" about free-agent options, but said he's confident in the team's internal options at closer. With Jansen set to miss between 8-12 weeks, it's unclear where the team will turn. Brandon League is the only candidate currently on the club with a lot of closer experience. It's not known whether he'll get the first crack at the job.

League posted a 2.57 ERA over 63 innings last season. 


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen out 8-12 weeks after foot surgery


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2015) The Dodgers announced that RHP Kenley Jansen had surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot on Tuesday.

Jansen had an X-Ray, CT and MRI after reporting discomfort while running, last week.The tests found a growth on the fifth metatarsal, and doctors at Cesar Sinai performed the surgery to remove it. 

Jansen will be on crutches for 10 days, followed by a protective boot for three or four weeks. His recovery is expected to take eight to 12 weeks.

Last year, Jansen finished third in the National League with 44 saves. He had a 2-3 record with a 2.76 ERA. 


Dodgers avoid arbitration with Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Dodgers have avoided arbitration with closer Kenley Jansen and third baseman Justin Turner prior to Friday's deadline, reports the Los Angeles Times. Jansen agreed to a $7.425 million salary for 2015, while Turner settled for $2.5 million.

Last season Jansen posted a 2.76 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 101:19 K:BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings in 2014.


Ellis, Jansen, Gordon among Dodgers tendered players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Dodgers tendered contracts for all eight arbitration-eligible players, including agreeing to a one-year deal for Darwin Barney prior to Tuesday's midnight deadline, per the team's official website. Those players include: Catcher A.J. Ellis, closer Kenley Jansen, infielder Dee Gordon, third baseman Justin Turner, catcher Drew Butera, pitcher Juan Nicascio and newly-acquired outfielder Chris Heisey.

Kenley Jansen racks up 44th save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen recorded his 44th save Tuesday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-2 victory over the Giants.

Jansen had turned in four straight two-strikeout performances before failing to record a strikeout Tuesday, but he needed only 11 pitches to get through the inning despite giving up a hit. He owns a 2.80 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 99:19 K:BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings.


Kenley Jansen retires Giants in order for 42nd save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Dodgers lights-out closer Kenley Jansen turned the lights out on San Francisco on Sunday.

Jansen rolled through the Giants in the ninth inning to secure his 42nd save in 47 opportunities. He fanned Andrew Susac and Joaquin Arias to end it and give Clayton Kershaw his 19th win of the year.


Kenley Jansen saves No. 41


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen saved his 41st game Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Jansen entered with a three-run lead, and managed to shut the door. He gave up a double during the inning, but managed to pitch around it. Jansen did not record any strikeouts or walks. He lowered his ERA to 3.09 with the appearance. 


Kenley Jansen records save No. 40


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen bounced back from a dreadful outing to record his 40th save of the season Friday, in a 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Jansen, who tossed 32 pitches in his blown save two days ago, was much more efficient this time around. He retired the side in order on seven pitches for his 40th save in 45 chances.

Jansen has a 3.14 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 57 1/3 innings this season, while striking out 90 batters and walking just 16.  


Kenley Jansen strikes out three in 39th save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen earned his 39th save Tuesday, striking out three without giving up a hit or a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-1 win over the Nationals.

Jansen saw the first batter of the ninth inning reach base on an error, but he calmly struck out the next three batters he faced to slam the door on the win. He owns a 2.77 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 90:15 K:BB ratio in 55 1/3 innings.


Kenley Jansen picks up 38th save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen earned his 38th save Wednesday, striking out two in a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his team's 3-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Jansen wrapped up a Clayton Kershaw gem by delivering his third straight scoreless inning, and he's struck out two batters in each of his saves during that stretch. He owns a 2.82 ERA and 87:15 K:BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings.


Kenley Jansen saves No. 37


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen picked up his 37th save Saturday against the Mets.

Jansen entered with a three-run lead, and managed to shut the door. He gave up a leadoff double to start the inning, but managed to work out of trouble. A flyout moved the runner to third for the first out. With a run 90 feet away, Jansen struck out the next two hitters to end the game. 


Kenley Jansen slams door shut on Padres


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen struck out two and worked past a walk in a scoreless ninth inning for the save Thursday night at home against the Padres. Jansen has converted 36 of 40 save chances, with a 2.92 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 52 1/3 innings of relief.

Kenley Jansen records 35th save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen earned his 35th save Tuesday despite giving up one earned run on two hits and a walk in his team's 8-6 victory over the Padres.

Jansen issued his first walk since July 29 to the first batter he faced Tuesday, and he watched a run come home with one out and a man on second after a bunt single led to a throwing error by the closer. He recorded another out before surrendering a two-out single, but the lead runner was tagged out to end the game. Jansen owns a 2.98 ERA and 81:14 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings.


Kenley Jansen wobbles, but doesn't fall in saving victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen bent twice, but didn't break Thursday against the Braves in notching his 34th save, which ranks fourth in the National League.

Jansen was called upon in the eighth inning and promptly allowed a run-scoring single to Andrelton Simmons before fanning pinch-hitter Evan Gattis. He yielded two hits in the ninth before striking out B.J. Upton to end it.