Janssen was released by the Red Sox on Sunday, Mark Polishuk of MLBTradeRumors.com reports.
Janssen exercised his right to opt out of his minor league deal with Boston, and will look to join a major league roster somewhere else. He has not yet appeared in the majors this season, but has pitched decently in the minors, posting a 2.87 ERA over 15.2 innings combined at the Low-A and Triple-A levels.
Janssen has moved up to Triple-A Pawtucket, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.
The 34-year-old major league veteran has appeared in five games for the PawSox, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks in 6.2 innings. Janssen could be part of the team's September call-ups as a bullpen depth option.
Janssen has allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six in six innings for short-season Lowell.
The plan for the 34-year-old veteran is to eventually move on to Triple-A Pawtucket, putting Janssen in a position to help the major league team in the second half of the season.
Janssen signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox on Wednesday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.
Janssen will first report to Short-Season Lowell before joining the team's Triple-A Pawtucket affiliate. A former closer, Janssen last pitched in the majors in 2015 with the Nationals and was granted his release from the Padres after spring training this season. If all goes well in his minor league appearances, the veteran reliever could join the Red Sox's bullpen down the road.
Janssen was granted his release from the Padres on Thursday.
A non-roster invitee to training camp, Janssen posted a 3.00 ERA and 3:0 K:BB over six innings of Cactus League work this spring. He posted sub-2.60 ERAs each year from 2011 to 2013, but the 34-year-old righty declined in a major way the past two seasons, with last year's shoulder injury perhaps playing a role. Though he should latch on with another organization soon enough, Janssen probably won't find a big-league job before Opening Day.
Janssen signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Saturday with the Padres.
Janssen had a season to forget in Washington during 2015. Shoulder issues impeded him out of the gate and he did not get much better from there, finishing with a 4.95 ERA in 40 innings while blowing all three of his save opportunities. He has a decent enough track record from before 2015 to think he makes the Padres' 25-man roster, so long as he is at 100 percent. If he gets there, he is definitely a candidate for some late inning duties.
Janssen's mutual option for 2016 was declined Monday and he will now become a free agent, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.
Janssen's lone season in Washington was a bumpy one, as he posted a 4.95 ERA and failed to record a save and he'll now be free to find a new home. The 34-year-old likely won't be able to land a closer role out of the gate, but with 90 saves to his name, the righty could work his way into higher leverage situations wherever he lands.
Nationals reliever Casey Janssen could see some save opportunities over the final week of the season following the suspension of Jonathan Papelbon.
He hasn't been used in many high-leverage situations in the second half, but Janssen is the only reliever in the bullpen with recent closing experience. The Nats could elect to give younger arms like Felipe Rivero a look in the role as well, however.
Casey Janssen and Felipe Rivero could see some save opportunities for the Nationals over the final week of the season following the suspension of Jonathan Papelbon.
Janssen hasn't been used in many high-leverage situations in the second half, but he is the only reliever in the bullpen with recent closing experience. The Nats could elect to give younger arms like Rivero a look in the role as well.
Rivero has been used as a setup man in September. He has posted a strong 2.98 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 38:11 K:BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings this season.
Nationals reliever Casey Janssen earned a win over the Dodgers for his first victory of the year.
Janssen pitched a perfect eighth inning and improved to 1-2 on the season. He struck out two and recorded his second perfect outing in a row after ending a slump where he allowed runs in three straight appearances.
Nationals pitcher Casey Janssen made his season debut on Saturday, tossing one scoreless inning with no hits allowed in Washington's 8-1 loss to the Phillies.
Janssen missed the first 41 games of the season with a right shoulder injury, but felt good after his first appearance, according to MASN Sports.
"Obviously, I wish as a whole we had played a little better," Janssen said. "But, it was good to get an inning in there and get my feet wet and be a part of this thing."
Manager Matt Williams was impressed with his poise on the mound.
"Good command of the strike zone, got the second baseman on a cutter," Williams said. "Threw (Ryan) Howard a couple of curveballs for strikes, which is good, commanded the zone. He works fast, and when he's throwing strikes like that, he can do it to both sides of the plate. I think he felt good coming out of it, no issues, that's a good sign for us."
The Nationals activated pitcher Casey Janssen from the 15-day disabled list, per Nationals.com.
Janssen has been out all season with shoulder inflammation. He made six minor league rehab appearances in Class A and Double-A.
The team also placed LHP Sammy Solis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 18. Solis is suffering from shoulder inflammation. He is 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA this season.
Nationals pitcher Casey Janssen feels like he's ready to return to the team, Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic reported.
The team isn't quite convinced. The Nationals want Janssen to make a couple more appearances on minor league rehab.
"It’s a matter of getting out to make sure he’s hitting the ground running when he get here," manager Matt Williams said, per the Washington Post. "Because he’s going to be in leverage spots, be in the back of our bullpen, and he’s comfortable and we’re going to rely on him. I’m going to make sure that he’s sure that he’s ready to go."
Janssen has been on the 15-day disabled list since the start of the season with shoulder tendinitis.
Reliever Casey Janssen, who has been out of action all season due to tendinitis in his right rotator cuff, is expected to join the Nationals on Tuesday once the team returns from its West Coast road trip, per The Washington Post.
Janssen was successful in throwing in back-to-back games at Double-A, the last step in his rehab assignment. Over the last four seasons, the right-hander has a 2.77 ERA while striking out more than eight batters per nine innings.
Nationals reliever Casey Janssen threw a scoreless inning during a Double-A rehab game on Saturday. He has now thrown in back-to-back games, which is supposedly his final hurdle before joining the team.
Janssen has been out all season due to tendinitis in his right rotator cuff. His presence in the bullpen would give the Nationals a huge boost. Over his last four seasons, the right-hander has a 2.77 ERA while striking out more than eight batters per nine innings.
Nationals pitcher Casey Janssen will attempt to pitch in back-to-back games starting Saturday, MLB.com reports.
It's the final hurdle before Janssen can join the major-league team, so if all goes well this weekend, he could be back in the Nationals' bullpen early next week. The reliever has yet to make his season debut due to right rotator cuff tendinitis.
Nationals pitcher Casey Janssen moved his minor-league rehab assignment to Double-A Harrisburg on Tuesday, allowing one hit in a scoreless inning of relief against Reading. Janssen will likely need to pitch in back-to-back games before he is cleared for reinstatement. He has yet to pitch this season due to tendinitis in his shoulder.
Nationals pitcher Casey Janssen is moving his rehab to Harrisburg and will pitch for the Double-A team Tuesday, CSNWashington.com reports.
Janssen was hit hard Sunday, but if he can pitch on back-to-back days while with Harrisburg, he could rejoin the major-league team later this week. He has yet to pitch this season due to tendinitis in his shoulder.
Nationals relief pitcher Casey Janssen, making a rehab appearance for Class A Potomac on Sunday, was hit hard during his inning of work, giving up a home run, double and triple, per MASNSports.com.
Janssen, who is working his way back from shoulder inflammation, will be re-evaluated and if all is well, would likely pitch again Tuesday, with the goal of back-to-back appearances up next.
Janssen has been sidelined since the end of spring training.
Nationals reliever Casey Janssen said the inning he pitched with Class A Potomac went "better than I was anticipating," according to CSN Washington.
Janssen threw nine strikes in a scoreless inning, which included striking out one batter. Since the spring, Janssen has dealt with shoulder tendinitis, which has kept him on the disabled list since the season started.
Janssen is scheduled to throw Sunday.
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