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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: 6 | Salary: $512,000 | Owned/Started%: 93/87 | Average Draft Position: 158.15
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Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen avoids trouble, picks up 19th save


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/1/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen didn't have his best stuff on Saturday, but he managed to escape his team's matchup with the Angels with his 19th save of the season.

Jansen gave up a run on two hits and walked a batter during an uneasy ninth inning. He managed to strike out two batters in the process.

Jansen now has a 3.04 ERA in 26 2/3 innings this season.


Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen records 17th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen bounced back from a shaky outing to record his 17th save of the season and Los Angeles avoided a sweep at the hands of the Braves on Wednesday. 

The last time Jansen pitched, on July 18, he gave up a two-run, ninth-inning home run to Bryce Harper, in a non-save situation. 

Wednesday, Jansen allowed a runner with a walk, but struck out two and recorded a ground-ball out to close out Atlanta on 19 pitches. 


Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen notches 16th save


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen continued his hot streak, picking up his ninth straight save in the team's 4-3 victory over the Brewers on Sunday.

Jansen now has 16 saves in 17 opportunities over the season's first half, striking out two hitters in his one inning of work to lower his ERA to 1.66. 


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen closes out Brewers for 15th save Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen struck out two of the three batters to face him on Friday, as he recorded his 15th save of the year. Jansen worked a perfect ninth inning to preserve the 3-2 win over the Brewers.

Jansen is 15-for-16 in save chances this year, and he owns a 1.74 ERA, despite giving up runs in three of his previous five outings.


Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen makes progress in securing save


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) It's too early to determine if the mini-slump of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has ended, but he did manage his first scoreless performance since June 28 on Monday night.

Jansen had endured three straight appearances in which he allowed a run before blanking Philadelphia for his 14th save. But it wasn't easy. He yielded a walk and single to start the ninth before retiring three straight, fanning Domonic Brown and Andres Blanco in the process.

His ERA has been lowered a bit to a still-strong 1.82.


Dodgers RP J.P. Howell earns save as Kenley Jansen sits


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Barack Obama was in his third year as president the last time Dodgers left-hander J.P. Howell recorded a save.

Howell now has a save for both of his terms in office. He registered another by striking out Curtis Granderson to nail down a win Saturday night aganst the Mets. His last previous save was in 2011.

His usage in that role was necessitated by the unavailability of closer Kenley Jansen, who threw 24 pitches in taking the loss Friday and has allowed a run in each of his last three appearances.


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen suffers first loss of year


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen gave up a run in a non-save situation to take the loss to the Mets on Friday. 

Jansen entered a tie game in the ninth and gave up a double, single and sacrifice fly in his first three batters. 

Jansen gave up a run for the third consecutive game.


Dodgers P Kenley Jansen allows homer, still gets save


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen earned his 13th save of the season in Wednesday night's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks. 

Jansen pitched the ninth inning and gave up a run on a David Peralta bomb. He was able to hold on for the save by getting out of the inning with two strikeouts. Jansen now has an ERA of 1.53. 


Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen earns save Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2015) Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen recorded the final three outs of the game Tuesday to earn his 12th save of the season during the 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Jansen did allow one hit and a double, which led to one run, but he also struck out two batters. He now has a 1.08 ERA on the season and he has converted 12 of his 13 save chances this season.


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen pitches scoreless ninth for 11th save


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen earned his 11th save of the season with a scoreless ninth in Sunday's win over Miami. 

Jansen protected a two-run lead, striking out one and allowing one hit. 

Jansen has converted four straight save opportunities and has turned in seven straight scoreless outings. 


Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen works clean inning on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen worked a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation on Thursday. Jansen closed out the 4-0 win over the Cubs, striking out a batter in his perfect inning of work. 

The hard-throwing righty has given up just one earned run all season, and owns a miniscule 0.61 ERA.


Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen records 10th save of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/24/2015) Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen needed just 10 pitches to record his 10th save of the season on Wednesday against the Cubs.

Jansen closed out the ninth inning with relative ease, though he did allow a hit.

Jansen (2-0) has a .66 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings this season.


Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen notches ninth save of the year


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/14/2015) Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen recorded his ninth save of the year in a 4-2 win over the Padres on Sunday.

Jansen closed out the 12th inning in nine pitches. He struck out two batters and allowed just one hit. 

Jansen has a 0.82 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 11 innings this year.


Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen strikes out the side for eighth save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen claimed his eighth save of the season, as the Dodgers defeated the Padres 4-3 on Friday. Jansen struck out the side, working around a two-out single by Wil Myers. 

Jansen is now 8-for-9 in save chances this season, and Friday's scoreless outing lowered his season ERA to 0.90.


Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen notches sixth save of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen was put in the perfect position to close his team's game against the Cardinals out on Saturday.

Jansen entered the game with his team up 2-0 and after teammate Clayton Kershaw tossed eight innings of one-hit baseball. Jansen followed that performance by striking out a batter and relieving the side for his sixth save of the year.

In seven innings of relief this season, Jansen has 12 strikeouts and has not allowed an earned run.


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen cleared to play in Thursday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) After being unavailable to play in Wednesday's game due to an illness, Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen has been cleared to play in Thursday's contest against the Cardinals, reports MLB.com.

Jansen was sick and dealing with high blood pressure so he was held out Wednesday as a precaution. He was given the OK by doctors Thursday.


Dodgers P Kenley Jensen dealing with illness


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen was unavailable for Wednesday night's game due to an illness, the Dodgers announced via True Blue LA.

"(Kenley) Jansen missed last night’s game as he was feeling under the weather (and) will be re-evaluated this afternoon," the Dodgers stated. 

The illness is not believed to be heart-related. Jansen had a previous surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat. 


Report: Dodgers' Jansen to be checked out by doctors Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen is expected to be checked out by doctors on Thursday, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Jansen was unavailable out of the bullpen Wednesday and did not speak to the media because he "wasn't feeling well," per a team spokesman.

The Dodgers believe Jansen's issue is not heart-related and suspect he may have experienced some dehydration at Coors Field. Jansen experienced an irregular heartbeat in the past, and had a surgical procedure performed in October 2012 to address the issue. The checkup is considered precautionary, as the Dodgers expect him to be fine moving forward.


Dodgers could have Kenley Jansen back in action Thursday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2015) The Dodgers turned to Adam Liberatore, Yimi Garcia and Chris Hatcher in a disastrous ninth inning for the Los Angeles against Colorado on Wednesday. The Rockies scored three runs in the ninth to defeat the Dodgers 7-6.

After the game, manager Don Mattingly told reporters that Kenley Jansen was unavailable to pitch. A team spokesman said that, "Kenley wasn't feeling well and was unavailable," per ESPN.

Jansen pitched for the first time since May 25 on Tuesday, striking out two for his fifth save of the season. Mattingly added that he could be available to pitch as early as Thursday, when the club opens a four-game set with the Cardinals.


Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen earns fifth save of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Staked to a one-run lead in the ninth inning, Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen was able to close the door on a 9-8 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday.

Jansen gave up one hit during the inning and struck out two. He is a perfect 5 for 5 in save chances and he has not surrendered a run this season. 


Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen earns fourth save of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen worked a perfect ninth inning in Los Angele's 6-3 win over the Braves on Monday, earning his fourth save of the season.

Jansen came on in relief of Chris Hatcher, who allowed a run on two hits before getting pulled in the inning. Jansen enduced three groundball outs, one of which scored a run (charged to Hatcher) to end the game. Jansen maintained his perect 0.00 ERA in five innings of work.


Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen notches third save of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen worked a perfect ninth inning on Saturday in Los Angeles' 2-0 win over the Padres, earning his third save of the season.

Jansen did not allow a baserunner and faced the minimum three batter in the inning. He recorded one strikeout and maintained his perfect 0.00 ERA through four innings of work this season.


Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen earns second save of season Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his second save of the season during Friday's 2-1 win over the Padres.

Jansen entered with a one-run lead and he shut the door on the Padres. He struck out Will Middlebrooks to end the game.


Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen earns first save of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen worked a perfect ninth inning in Los Angeles' 1-0 win over the Rockies on Sunday.

Jansen needed 12 pitches to get through the inning, including a 3-pitch strikeout of Wilin Rosario to end the game.

"I felt pumped up, both times out," Jansen said to MLB.com. "Today, it was my first time in the ninth, with a one-run lead, when you can't make a mistake. I felt great, felt pumped up, and did my job."

Jansen, who was named the team's closer by manager Don Mattingly earlier in the week, maintained his perfect 0.00 ERA in two innings of work.

"It's nice to have Kenley [for the ninth]. He's established, one of the tops in the league. You have that rock at the end of the game," Mattingly said.


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen could slot into closer role quickly


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen impressed the coaching staff on Friday in his return to the mound. So much so, manager Don Mattingly thinks he will return to the closer very soon, according to MLB.com.

"He didn't look very rusty," Mattingly said. "That's a good feeling for him, a good feeling for us, and a good feeling for the club, too."

Jansen was expected to be eased into the closer role as he is working his way back from foot surgery.

"He's always been our closer," Mattingly said. "I don't know about tonight. We'll have a discussion. I want to talk to him and see if it was just as comfortable for him [Friday] as it looked to us."