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Los Angeles Dodgers: Kenley Jansen Injury

Baseball season has finally taken off. The Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves back out in Camelback Ranch, Phoenix, Arizona for spring training. The players will soon start reporting for practice, but there will be one player missing. The twenty-seven year old closer, Kenley Jansen, will not be reporting to any further spring training practices after having surgery on his left foot...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will Close For The Dodgers With Kenley Jansen Out?

Kenley Jansen. Photo Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images. Los Angeles Dodgers‘ closer Kenley Jansen began feeling pain in his left foot after running last. After being examined, a growth was found on one of the bones in Jansen’s foot. The growth was removed Tuesday by doctors at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. According to a statement issued by the team Jansen...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers’ Closer Kenley Jansen Out 8-12 Weeks Following Foot Surgery

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen underwent surgery on his left foot and is expected to be out eight to 12 weeks, per team announcement on Tuesday. Kenley Jansen today had surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot. Recovery time estimated 8-12 weeks. — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 18, 2015 Jansen reported discomfort after running...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at pitchers who could, temporarily, fill in for Kenley Jansen

Honestly, the Dodgers don’t really need to sign a reliever to make up for Kenley Jansen‘s production. They aren’t going to find anyone good at this stage and there are some solid internal options. But, we all know things won’t go this way. Or will they? Andrew Friedman indicated the Dodgers will probably evaluate in-house closer options initially with Kenley Jansen out...
Via Dodgers Digest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenley Jansen may start the year on the DL after foot surgery

The Dodgers got some bad news on Tuesday – closer Kenley Jansen is expected to miss 8-12 weeks following foot surgery. That timetable puts his return, at the earliest, a week into the 2015 season. Here’s the official press release from the club via Dodger Thoughts. This morning at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Dodger pitcher Kenley Jansen underwent surgery to remove a growth...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers In Review: Closer Kenley Jansen

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 68 65.1 37.7% 7.1% 2.76 1.91 1.93 1.7 What Happened In 2014: Kenley Jansen had a fascinating year. While he had excellent peripherals that led to a 1.91 FIP, 1.93 xFIP, and 1.64 SIERA, Jansen also had a .350 BABIP against. 2014 was the first year that checked in at over .300 in that category, and that led to him posting the second-worst ERA of his...
Via Dodgers Digest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Three questions entering the season

With players reporting to training camp in less than a month, the Los Angeles Dodgers find themselves in another championship or bust season. So with all these expectations around the team, here are some question they will have to answer if they want to achieve their ultimate goal: 1.  Will the bullpen cost them again? Dodgers fans know all to well the horror story that was the...
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Who’s the set up man?

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been anything but quiet this off-season. Making multiple moves to completely change the complexion of their roster. From a team that last season was predicated on their offensive fire power to a team that now wants defensive efficiency. Team President Andrew Friedman has been doing all he can to make cost effective moves that not only improve the team...
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors: Bullpen edition

One “Los Angeles” baseball team made a splash this week, acquiring two solid relief pitchers to fix their bullpen issues. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the one that actually plays in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made their first dent in the trade market early on, when they traded struggling former closer Ernesto Frieri to the Pirates for their struggling former...
July 08, 2014  |  1 Comment

Kenley Jansen Is Suddenly The Worst Closer In Baseball, Or Something

Oddly — or, I don’t know, maybe it’s not — the tenor of discussion following last night’s extra-inning loss is less about Brandon League being terrible than it is about Kenley Jansen being unable to hold onto a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning. For clarity, here’s what Jansen did. He struck out Hector Sanchez on four pitches. Then, he got Angel Pagan to hit a grounder...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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