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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%: 91/78 | Average Draft Position: 158.32
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Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen notches third save of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12:29 am ET) 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."


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen posts four-strikeout inning in debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen, who was activated from the disabled list, struck out four -- including Carlos Gonzalez who reached on a passed ball -- and did not allow a hit in a scoreless eighth inning during Friday night's 6-4 win over the Rockies.

"It's nice to get one of the top of the closers in baseball back," manager Don Mattingly said, per the Los Angeles Times.

Mattingly revealed after the game that he wanted to get Jansen on the mound a few times in non-save situations before reinstating him as the closer.


Dodgers activate RHP Kenley Jansen from DL, option Coulombe


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) The Dodgers have activated reliever Kenley Jansen from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced on Friday. Jansen has been out all season after undergoing surgery on his foot during the offseason. Manager Don Mattingly has already said he would ease Jansen back into the closer's role.

Reliever Daniel Coulombe was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Jansen on the 25-man roster. 


Dodgers want to activate Kenley Jansen Saturday, may be sooner


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will be activated from the disabled list within the next two days. 

Jansen started the season on the 15-day disabled list after offseason foot surgery. 

Manager Don Mattingly said that, ideally, Jansen would return to the team Saturday, but, depending on what happens in Thursday's game, the Dodgers may need to add him to the bullpen a day earlier, per SB Nation


Mattingly: Dodgers RHP Kenley Jansen 'our closer ... no question'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Don Mattingly has declared that he will use Dodgers right-hander Kenley Jansen in one or two lower-pressure appearances before putting him back into save situations.

"He's our closer. There's no question about that," he told True Blue LA. "We don't want him in a bases-loaded, no-room-for-error situation. We'll try to give him an inning somewhat comfortable, not a total pressure situation."

Jansen is set to be activated off the disabled list Saturday after recovering from a foot injury. He racked up 97 saves in 113 chances over the last three season.


Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen to be activated on Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen is expecting to be activated on Saturday, Jansen said per the L.A. Times. Jansen, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a foot injury, is also expected to throw on his rehab assignment one more time on Wednesday.

Jansen won't immediately earn back his role as the team's closer, but is on board with manager Don Mattingly's plan for the bullpen.


Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen throws in rehab stint on Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen lasted 2/3 of an inning for Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday, allowing one single and adding a strikeout. Jansen, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a foot injury, threw 13 pitches in the appearance after throwing 12 in his outing on Saturday.

Los Angeles may get the reliever back in the next couple of weeks.


Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen tosses one scoreless inning Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen worked a 1-2-3 inning during his rehab appearance on Saturday for Rancho Cucamonga. Jansen, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a foot injury, recorded one strikeout in the appearance.

He is scheduled to make another appearance in Sunday's game, according to the Orange County Register.


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen allows three runs in rehab outing


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen surrendered three runs on two hits and a walk while recording just two outs in his rehab appearance with Class A Rancho Cucamonga Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

The Dodgers closer also struck out two but reached his 25-pitch limit before the end of the inning, prompting him to be removed before he could record three outs.

Jansen, who's working his way back from foot surgery, is expected to make another appearance Thursday if he comes out of Wednesday's outing feeling fine. He may be able to join the Dodgers by mid-May.


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen could join the club early next week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, on the disabled list recovering from left foot surgery, could be ready to join the club as early as next week, depending on how he responds to back-to-back outings, according to the Orange County Register.

Jansen, who tossed a scoreless inning of work on Sunday, will make his third appearance with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday, and is scheduled to pitch again on Thursday.


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen throws one inning on rehab assignment


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen was able to throw one scoreless inning Sunday as a part of his rehab assignment. Jansen threw 16 pitches with a strikeout and two hits allowed in the inning of work.

"Feels great," Jansen said to TrueBlueLA.com. "My fastball is in the zone, I am happy with my slider. I treat this game just like a major league game, trying to get ready for the ninth [inning].

"I probably got four more outings out here. The next step is back to back [games], then an inning and a third, then another inning."

Jansen is currently on the 15-day DL with a foot injury.


Dodgers' Kenley Jansen to make second rehab appearance on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen felt good following his first injury rehab appearance on Friday night and will make a second appearance on Sunday at Class A Rancho Cucamonga, per MLB.com

Jansen hit 96 mph in Friday's outing. He's recovering from left foot surgery and is on pace to return from the disabled list on May 15.


Dodgers' Mattingly: Kenley Jansen will be team's closer after return


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Kenley Jansen will be the team's closer "at some point" following his return, according to the Los Angeles Times

Jansen is still recovering from a foot injury and is expected back with the Dodgers in mid-May. It's uncertain how long it will take for Jansen to officially step into closing duties but the job is still his despite starting the year injured. 

Jansen pitched a scoreless inning Friday during his Class A rehab assignment, reports truebluela.com. 


Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen to start rehab work on Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen faced live hitters for the first time in his recovery from foot surgery, and reported no issues, per MLB.com. He tossed 20 pitches and reached 96 mph in the session. He is expected to start a minor-league rehab assignment with Class A Rancho Cucamonga and pitch an inning on Friday, per the Orange County Register. He will need six to seven innings of relief before rejoining the big-league club.

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.