Jansen is not in the lineup Saturday against the Orioles. Jansen has remained the top option behind the plate despite the recent promotion of catching prospect Alejandro Kirk. He's started 10 games behind the plate since Kirk's arrival, while Kirk makes just his sixth start at catcher Saturday. The added competition appears to have galvanized Jansen, as he's hitting .300/.382/.533 in those 10 games.
Jansen went 4-for-4 with two solo home runs and an additional RBI and run scored in the Blue Jays' 14-1 dismantling of the Yankees on Wednesday. Jansen racked up 11 total bases after collecting just four over the eight games prior. In a career night for the 25-year-old, he nearly doubled his 2020 home-run output and upped his slugging percentage over the last 15 games to .590.
Jansen is not starting Monday against the Yankees. Jansen hasn't seen his playing time dip by much even with the promotion of Alejandro Kirk, who starts Monday. He'd started five of the last six games heading into Monday's contest. It wouldn't be a surprise if he sat more frequently in the final week, as he's followed his disappointing .639 OPS from last season with a .589 mark this year.
Jansen is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Phillies. Jansen will head to the bench for Friday's matinee after going 3-for-4 with two runs and one RBI during Thursday's loss to the Yankees. Alejandro Kirk receives the start behind the plate in Game 1.
Jansen isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Yankees. Jansen will take a seat for the third time in the last five games as he continues to alternate starts behind the plate. Alejandro Kirk will start at catcher Tuesday.