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44 Casey Janssen RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/205 | Birthdate: 9/17/1981 | Birthplace: Orange, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Toronto | College: UCLA | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $3,900,000 | Owned/Started%: 67/50 | Average Draft Position: 195.17
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Casey Janssen blows it Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:00 am ET) Blue Jays reliever Casey Janssen picked up a loss Tuesday against the Red Sox. 

Janssen entered with the game tied, and managed to get through the 10th inning without any issue. Things became problematic in the 11th. Janssen gave up a single to start the inning, and then allowed allowed two runners to reach on sacrifice bunt attempts. Janssen made an error on the second bunt attempt, loading the bases. After giving up a two-run single, Janssen was pulled. 

Things didn't fare much better once Janssen left. Mike Napoli blasted a three-run homer, scoring two of the runs Janssen put on base. Janssen allowed four runs, three earned, in one inning. He gave up two hits and notched two strikeouts. Janssen fell to 3-2. 


Casey Janssen blows save against Rays


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen didn't do Saturday what his job description mandatges - close. He blew a 4-3 lead to the Rays by allowing a run-scoring single to James Loney in the ninth inning.

The dud ended a run of four straight scoreless appearances for Janssen.


Casey Janssen saves number 19 Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen saved his 19th game Saturday against the White Sox.

Janssen entered the game with a three-run lead, and got through the inning unscathed. He tossed a perfect ninth, striking out one hitter. Janssen lowered his ERA to 3.24 with the outing. 


Casey Janssen blows save, takes loss Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen came up short Friday, giving up three earned runs on four innings to take a blown save and a loss in his team's 5-4 defeat against the Tigers.

Janssen (3-1) gave up a two-run home run to tie the game and then a decisive home run to the next batter he faced. He had allowed just three home runs all season coming into Friday's game. Janssen owns a 3.56 ERA and 17:3 K:BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings.


Casey Janssen closes out Astros


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen worked his way past a walk and needed only 13 pitches to complete a scoreless ninth inning for the save Thursday night against the Astros in Houston. He has converted 18 of 20 save attempts, with a 2.86 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 28 1/3 innings of relief.

Casey Janssen earns 17th save despite home run


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen surrendered a solo home run Tuesday but still picked up his 17th save in his team's 4-2 victory over the Red Sox.

Janssen has now given up home runs in three of his last five appearances, and he's surrendered a total of six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings over his last six outings. He still owns a 2.96 ERA and 16:2 K:BB ratio in 27 1/3 innings.


Casey Janssen nails down another save Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Casey Janssen picked up another save Sunday against the Yankees.

Janssen entered the game with a one-run lead and did not disappoint. He pitched a perfect inning, inducing two flyouts and a strikeout. Janssen threw 14 pitches, 10 of which were strikes. It was Janssen's 16th save of the season. 


Casey Janssen allows two runs in non-save spot


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen pitched in a non-save situation Saturday and struggled, in a 6-4 win over the Yankees.

Janssen was preparing to enter the game to protect a one-run lead when the Blue Jays' offense added insurance in the form of a three-run home run.  He entered the game with a four-run lead, and the insurance runs ended up matters, as Janssen allowed two runs on a home run before closing out the inning.

Janssen's ERA rose to 2.84 with the outing, while he remains 15 for 17 on save opportunities. 


Casey Janssen nails down 15th save Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Blue Jays reliever Casey Janssen nailed down his 15th save Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Janssen entered the game with a two-run lead. He tossed a perfect inning, striking out one batter in the process. Janssen lowered his ERA to 2.22 with the outing. 


Aaron Loup saves game after Casey Janssen struggles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Aaron Loup required just six pitches to earn his fourth save Sunday against Texas. He arrived on the scene after Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen, who has been ill, proved ineffective to start the ninth. Loup polished off the Rangers when he retired J.P. Arencibia on a popout with two runners on base.

Casey Janssen set to return to action Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen has been cleared to pitch Sunday against Texas after losing a save opportunity Saturday with an illness.

Janssen has given up just one run in his last nine appearances with three saves during that stretch.


Illness keeps Casey Janssen from save chance Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen was unavailable to pitch the ninth inning of Saturday's win over the Rangers, due to an illness.

Manager John Gibbons told SportsNet.ca Janssen got sick while on vacation over the All-Star break, and ultimately lost seven pounds while recovering. Janssen was feeling better Saturday, and hopes he can return to action Sunday


Casey Janssen notches 14th save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen picked up the save Friday night against the Rays in Tampa Bay.

Janssen needed only 11 pitches to complete a perfect ninth inning to secure an 8-5 victory. He is 14 for 16 in save chances, with a 1.29 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 21 innings of relief.


Casey Janssen earns wins against Brewers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen not only pitched a shutout inning Wednesday against Milwaukee, but was the beneficiary of a three-run ninth by the offense that raised his record to 3-0.

Janssen entered in a tie game and retired the Brewers on three fly balls.


Casey Janssen picks up first save since June 15


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen worked a scoreless ninth inning in a 4-1 win Tuesday, picking up his 13th save. It was Janssen's first save since June 15.

Janssen allowed Eilan Herrera to reach on an infield single with one out. Herrera stole second and eventually made it to third on Lyle Overbay's groundout to second. However, he was stranded at third base after Mark Reynolds fouled out to end the game.


Casey Janssen works scoreless ninth in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen worked a scoreless inning of relief for his second win of the season Tuesday against the Yankees.

Janssen worked the top half of the ninth and set the Yankees down without much fanfare. He struck out one batter and allowed one hit before ending the inning on 13 pitches.

Janssen improved his record to 2-0, while lowering his ERA to 1.13. He is 12 for 14 on save chances this season, with 13 strikeouts and just one walk in 16 innings of work. 


Casey Janssen notches 12th save


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Casey Janssen improved to 12 of 14 in save opportunities by closing out Sunday's 5-2 win over the Orioles. Janssen tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings, striking out two and allowing one hit.

He has a 1.29 ERA after his first save in nine days.


Casey Janssen can't hold late lead vs. Twins


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen had a meltdown on Monday against the Twins, but somehow came away with a win despite a blown save.

Janssen entered the game in the ninth inning with a two-run advantage. He surrendered run-scoring doubles to Kurt Suzuki and Eduardo Escobar to tie the game. The Blue Jays bounced back in the bottom of the ninth to win the game.

Janssen was charged with two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out one in an inning of work. He owns a 1.42 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP in 12 2/3 innings of relief.

Casey Janssen closes out Cardinals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen struck out one and needed 13 pitches to retire the side in order on Friday, securing a 3-1 win and the save against the Cardinals. Janssen is 11 for 12 in save opportunities with a 0.69 WHIP and 8:1 K:BB ratio over 11 2/3 innings. He has yet to surrender an earned run this season.

Casey Janssen picks up final out of Thursday win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen was summoned for the final out of Thursday's game against the Tigers, collecting his 10th save of the season in a 7-3 victory.

Janssen needed one pitch, as he forced Nick Castellanos to line out left for the final out of the game. He is 10 for 11 in save chances and has not allowed an earned run through his first 10 2/3 innings of work this season.

Casey Janssen posts one-out save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen struck out the only batter he faced to earn his ninth save by finishing off his team's 5-3 win over the Tigers Tuesday.

The two teams entered the top of the ninth still scoreless before things got wild, with the Blue Jays scoring five runs in the top of the ninth before a three-run home run summoned Janssen into the game with two outs. He needed just three pitches to close the win out. Janssen has thrown 10 1/3 scoreless innings while striking out seven and walking one.


Casey Janssen suffers first blown save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen was unable to slam the door on the Royals Thursday, suffering his first blown save of the season.

Making his first appearance since dealing with general soreness, Janssen fell one out shy of securing the save before allowing the game-tying run to score on a throwing error by Jose Reyes. He was charged with an unearned run on one hit and no walks while striking out one in one inning of work. He has yet to allow an earned run over his first 10 innings of relief.

Casey Janssen unavailable with 'body soreness'


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen is not available to pitch out of the bullpen Wednesday against the Rays due to "general body soreness," reports MLB.com.

Manager John Gibbons did not reveal the specific nature of the injury in talking to reporters prior to the game, though both he and Janssen did say it is not related to the oblique injury that cost Janssen the season's first month.  

"I'm just sore, general soreness," Janssen said. "I got back and ran the gauntlet a little bit here. I'm going to try and steal a day, hopefully they don't need it and the guys down there can do my job anyways. Take a day here and be right back at it."

Janssen appears hopeful he can get back into game action after just one day off, with the Blue Jays set to take on the Royals Thursday. 


Casey Janssen secures eigth save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen remained perfect in save opportunities Tuesday, picking up his eighth save after giving up one hit and striking out one in his team's 9-6 win over the Rays.

Janssen remains unscored upon in nine innings since returning from the disabled list, but Tuesday's strikeout was just his fifth of the season. He hasn't allowed a walk since issuing one in his first outing.


Casey Janssen delivers again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen earned his seventh save in as many opportunities with a perfect ninth inning in Sunday's 3-1 win over Oakland. He has not allowed a run in seven innings of work.