Jansen was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a strained right hamstring, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Jansen picked up the hamstring injury during Wednesday's matchup with the Red Sox and is expected to face a significant absence, per Mitch Bannon of SI.com. Alejandro Kirk was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move.
Jansen's exit from Wednesday's game against the Red Sox was due to right hamstring tightness, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports. Manager Charlie Montoyo said the team will reevaluate Jansen, who recently spent time on the injured list with a strain to the same hamstring, on Thursday. The skipper also suggested the possibility of Alejandro Kirk joining the Blue Jays if Jansen faces a considerable absence.
Jansen was removed from Wednesday's game against the Red Sox after suffering an apparent leg injury, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports. The 26-year-old limped his way to second base on a seventh-inning double and was replaced by Reese McGuire. It's unclear what Jansen injured, but details about his condition should come out following the game, if not sooner.
Jansen went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 5-0 win over Texas in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader. Jansen took Texas starter Kolby Allard deep in the fifth inning. The 26-year-old catcher has homered in each of his last two starts behind the dish, but he has only five long balls to go with 10 RBI, 16 runs scored and a disappointing .172/.257/.328 slash line through 137 plate appearances.
Jansen will start at catcher and bat ninth in the first half of Sunday's doubleheader with the Rangers. Jansen will presumably sit in the second half of the doubleheader in favor of Reese McGuire, but the two appear to have moved into a timeshare at catcher since the former's return from the injured list earlier this month. Though he has slugged a solo home run in one of his first four starts back from the IL, Jansen has been one of the majors' least-productive hitters this season with a .559 OPS and 26.1 percent strikeout rate across 134 plate appearances.