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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%: 61/46 | Average Draft Position: 195.17
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Casey Janssen manages 24th save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7:34 pm ET) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen saved his 24th game Saturday against the Yankees.

Janssen entered with a three-run lead, and had to get out of a tough situation. With a man on and one out, Janssen hit the first batter he faced. He regained his composure, striking out Brendan Ryan and getting Chris Young to line out to end the game. 


Casey Janssen delivers 23rd save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen earned his 23rd save Saturday, giving up a hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 6-3 win over the Rays.

Janssen has taken two losses and two blown saves in the last three weeks, but he was able to turn in his second straight clean inning Saturday. He owns a 4.17 ERA and 26:7 K:BB ratio in 41 innings.


Casey Janssen rebounds from poor outing


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) After having blown a save on Friday in spectacular fashion, Casey Janssen came back to close out the Blue Jays' 3-1 win over the Red Sox on Sunday. He pitched a perfect inning, notching a pair of strikeouts in the process.

The save was Janssen's 22nd of the season, and he improved his ERA to 4.28.


Casey Janssen blows it Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Blue Jays reliever Casey Janssen blew a save Friday against the Red Sox.

Janssen entered with a two-run lead, and couldn't hold it. He gave up four straight singles to open the frame, cutting the lead to just one run. A sac fly against the next batter tied the game 8-8. After a throwing error loaded the bases, Janssen gave up a walkoff single to Yoenis Cespedes to end the game.

Janssen lasted just 1/3 of an inning. He allowed three runs on five hits. Janssen dropped to 3-3 with the loss. It was his fifth blown save this season.


Casey Janssen slams door shut on Rays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen worked his way around a walk and needed only 13 pitches to complete a scoreless frame for the save Thursday night against the Rays. He has converted 21 of 25 save chances, with a 3.72 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 38 2/3 innings of relief.

Casey Janssen closes out rough August with 20th save


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen tossed a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Yankees, earning his 20th save in a 4-3 win.

Janssen started the inning by getting Stephen Drew to pop out. He allowed a one-out double to Jacoby Ellsbury, but he stranded Ellsbury by getting Brett Gardner to ground out and Derek Jeter to line out to end the game.

Unfortunately, Janssen finished August with as many saves (two) as blown saves. He also had two losses in August.


Casey Janssen blows it Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) 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.