Jansen (chest) is expected to start working out Monday at Dodger Stadium following heart surgery earlier this week, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Everything seems to be going as planned for Jansen following his procedure to fix an irregular heartbeat, so there shouldn't be any concern over his status heading into this upcoming spring. Aside from facing live hitters, he's been cleared to resume all baseball activities. In addition, Jansen spoke to MLB Network on Wednesday morning and emphasized that he won't have any problems pitching in the high-altitude conditions of Colorado in the future while mentioning that he will receive fluids each day the team is in Denver to make sure he's hydrated. All in all, Jansen said he's feeling great and is excited to get his heart rate up by getting back on the field next week. He should be considered one of the top ninth-inning options in 2019 and beyond.
Jansen (chest) is doing well and is expected to be ready for spring training after undergoing surgery on his heart Monday. Jansen went under the knife to fix an irregular heartbeat that caused him trouble during the 2018 season. The procedure went as expected, and the 31-year-old closer remains on pace to take the field for spring training and to be ready for Opening Day.
Jansen will undergo heart surgery Nov. 26 and is expected to be fully recovered prior to spring training, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. As expected, Jansen will require another procedure on his heart after being sidelined with an irregular heartbeat for a couple weeks in August. The 31-year-old underwent atrial fibrillation surgery on his heart six years ago, and this is expected to be the same exact procedure. Jansen wound up returning to the mound earlier than doctors anticipated in late August, and did a fine job helping the Dodgers make it back to the World Series. If all goes according to plan, he will be fully recovered in anywhere from two to eight weeks, well before spring training commences.
Jansen will be good to go for Game 5 of the World Series against the Red Sox on Sunday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Jansen took the mound out of the bullpen in Games 3 and 4, and he'll once against be available for his club if needed. Manager Dave Roberts stated Jansen will be ready to throw after Clayton Kershaw and that he'll get "the best part of their lineup."
Jansen struck out the only batter he faced to get the save in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. After Caleb Ferguson and Ryan Madson combined to get the first two outs of the ninth inning, Jansen struck out Mike Moustakas on four pitches to pick up the save in Game 5. The closer has been lights out in the postseason, striking out seven and earning three saves in 5.1 scoreless innings.