• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NCAA FB

Jansen, Profar think WBC will help them

By Danny Knobler | Baseball Insider

PEORIA, Ariz. -- At first, the Dodgers didn't want Kenley Jansen to pitch in the World Baseball Classic.

"They wanted to be sure I was ready, because I didn't do much over the winter," said Jansen, who had a procedure done in October to address an irregular heartbeat.

Then the Netherlands team advanced to the championship round, and a spot opened up for Jansen to join the team for Monday night's semifinal in San Francisco. This time, the Dodgers said yes.

"They're OK with it, and they think it will be pretty good for me," Jansen said, as he watched his new teammates work out before an exhibition game against the Padres.

Jansen and Jurrickson Profar were both late additions to the Dutch team. Profar had remained in camp with the Rangers, hoping it would give him a better chance to make the team out of spring training.

When the Dutch team advanced, Profar agreed to join.

"I know it's going to help me," Profar said.

Dutch manager Hensley Meulens said Profar will play second base. Jonathan Schoop of the Orioles, who had been playing second, will shift to third base, with Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox now coming off the bench.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 3, 2015
Marcus Stroman's rehab success (1:50)
September 2, 2015
Will Terry Collins ultimately be the Achilles' heel of the Mets?
(2:28)
September 2, 2015
Will Angels and Giants make playoffs?
(1:05)
September 2, 2015
Will Twins and Rangers make playoffs?
(1:10)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now