Kenley Jansen

#74 RP / L.A. Dodgers / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 275 lb Age: 30 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: Records third save

      Kenley Jansen picked up his third save of the season, allowing two hits and striking out two in a scoreless inning Sunday against the Nationals.Jansen blew a save opportunity Tuesday against the Padres, but he's bounced back with two scoreless appearances since. After two blown saves early in the season, the 30-year-old closer will look to put his struggles behind him and build off his recent performance after slamming the door Sunday. He currently owns a 6.23 ERA and 1.62 WHIP across 8.2 innings.

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      Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: Blows second save

      Kenley Jansen blew his second save of the season Tuesday, giving up two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two over an inning in an eventual win over the Padres.Just when it looked like the closer had moved on from his early struggles, he turned in another poor performance. Jansen got the velocity on his cutter back up to the 92-93 mph range in his last outing, but the pitch Eric Hosmer smacked over the fence registered at just 89 mph, according to Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register. The 30-year-old has now blown two saves in four chances after converting 41 of 42 save opportunities last season. There is obvious cause for concern, but there are no reports of an injury, and the closer stated that he "will find it." Jansen's impressive track record should afford him a long leash as the team's ninth-inning man, so he should remain a strong source of saves even if his ERA and velocity aren't close to his career norms.

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      Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: Gets second save after rough start to season

      Kenley Jansen got the save against the Athletics on Tuesday, yielding no hits in two-thirds of an inning, striking out one with no walks to close out the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-0 victory.After a worrisome pair of appearances to start the season that saw him give up four earned runs and get tagged with a loss and a blown save, Jansen managed his third straight scoreless appearance and second straight converted save opportunity against Oakland. His 7.71 ERA and 1.50 WHIP still look ugly due to the rough start, but if Jansen is truly back to his best-closer-in-baseball form, those numbers should start to gravitate back towards his normal levels as his innings pile up.

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      Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: Strikes out side for first save

      Kenley Jansen struck out the side around a hit in a scoreless inning of work to earn his first save of the season Sunday against the Giants.Jansen required 23 pitches to retire the side, but he did so in overpowering fashion en route to his first save of the season. The big right-hander didn't quite look like himself over his first three appearances, racking up a 12.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP with decreased velocity, but Sunday's effort was a big improvement, as his cutter was sitting in the 92-93 mph range. Jansen is considered 100 percent healthy and seems to be rounding into form after his early struggles.

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      Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: Allows two baserunners

      Kenley Jansen allowed two hits in a scoreless inning Saturday against the Giants.Jansen has been a hot topic early in the season due to his decreased velocity. Saturday, he worked the 12th inning and allowed two baserunners, but did also get a strikeout. There has been wide-ranging speculation as to what has held back Jansen early on, but the Los Angeles Dodgers have expressed confidence that he will return to his old form.

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      Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: Blown save Monday night

      Kenley Jansen gave up a game-tying three-run homer to Chris Owings with two outs in the ninth inning Monday to blow a save in the Los Angeles Dodgers' eventual 8-7 loss to the Diamondbacks.After his fastball was clocked around 88-to-89 mph Friday, Jansen's velocity was up in the 91-to-92 range Monday, which is still a little below his average velocity last year. Making matters worse, there were photos of him rubbing his shoulder in the dugout after the inning. Something clearly seems to be off with the 29-year-old at the moment, so fantasy owners may want to consider investing in setup men Josh Fields and/or Pedro Baez as possible handcuffs at closer.

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      Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: Throws bullpen to work on mechanics

      Kenley Jansen threw a bullpen session Saturday to work on his mechanics and acknowledges he must improve the velocity on his cutter, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.Despite taking the loss Friday after allowing a home run to the Giants' Joe Panik, the elite closer told Vassegh he was confident about regaining the typical heat on the pitch, which clocked at 93.3 mph on average last season. Fantasy players can breathe a bit knowing Jansen revealed he's planning to address this flaw, but they should watch how he works over his next few appearances to check if he's succeeding.

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      Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: Velocity dip in loss

      Kenley Jansen -- who gave up Friday's only run -- reportedly saw his velocity dip to the 88-89 mph range, according to Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register.The dominant closer became Joe Panik's latest victim when he left one of his cutters over the plate in the ninth inning. Jansen averaged 93.3 mph on his big cut fastball last season, so the media questioned whether the dip in velocity was simply mechanical, or if there were another reason, to which Jansen replied, "who cares?" One group of folks who might care are the fantasy owners who paid a hefty cost to acquire one of the game's best closers. Jansen did have a hamstring injury that delayed his start to spring training, but the ailment was never considered serious, and he was able to finish the exhibition campaign with no reported setbacks. There isn't reason to panic quite yet, as pitchers -- especially ones that didn't get a full spring in -- sometimes need a few extra appearances to fully get their velocity to peak levels. That said, how the 30-year-old responds in his next few outings will determine whether there is any cause for concern or if this was just a blip on what should be another dominant year.

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      Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: Sharp in return to action Thursday

      Kenley Jansen (hamstring) struck out one batter in a scoreless inning of work Thursday against the Royals.Jansen appears to be over the hamstring issue that forced him to miss his previously scheduled appearance. Assuming he feels no ill effects Friday, the star closer will continue to ramp up his activity as he gears up for Opening Day. Jansen once again projects to be the top closer option this season after converting 41 of 42 save chances while posting a 1.32 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 109:7 K:BB across 68.1 innings in 2017.

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      Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: Set for Cactus League return Thursday

      Kenley Jansen (hamstring) will pitch in Thursday's Cactus League game against the Royals, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.Jansen said his hamstring felt fine during Monday's minor-league contest, clearing the way for him to return to Cactus League action. The issue was never thought to be anything overly serious, and barring any setbacks throughout the remainder of camp, Jansen should be good to go for the start of the season.

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