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August 7, 2016 08:12 PM
Casey Janssen: Released by Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 1, 2016 04:30 PM
Red Sox's Casey Janssen: At Triple-A level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 8, 2016 07:54 AM
Red Sox's Casey Janssen: Still with short-season Lowell
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 16, 2016 12:16 AM
Red Sox's Casey Janssen: Inks minor league deal with Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 24, 2016 12:53 PM
Padres' Casey Janssen: Granted his release
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 20, 2016 11:27 AM
Padres' Casey Janssen: Signs minor league deal with Padres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 2, 2015 03:45 PM
Casey Janssen: Option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 28, 2015 03:00 PM
Casey Janssen has most closer experience in Nationals' bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 28, 2015 02:40 PM
Casey Janssen, Felipe Rivero could see save opportunities for Nats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 18, 2015 04:50 PM
Nationals' Casey Janssen picks up first win of year
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

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. 

June 1, 2015 02:07 PM
Nationals pitcher Casey Janssen tosses one scoreless inning
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

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."

June 1, 2015 02:08 PM
Nationals activate Casey Janssen, place Sammy Solis on DL
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

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. 

June 1, 2015 02:11 PM
Nationals want Casey Janssen to play two more rehab games
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

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. 

June 1, 2015 02:13 PM
Relief pitcher Casey Janssen to join Nationals on Tuesday
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

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.

June 1, 2015 02:13 PM
Nationals RHP Casey Janssen throws scoreless inning in rehab
by Jason Lempert | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 1, 2015 02:15 PM
Nationals' Casey Janssen to pitch in back-to-back games
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

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.

June 1, 2015 02:18 PM
Nationals' Casey Janssen tosses scoreless inning for Double-A club
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

June 1, 2015 02:18 PM
Nationals' Casey Janssen moves rehab to Double-A
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

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.

June 1, 2015 02:20 PM
Nationals RP Casey Janssen hit hard in rehab appearance
by Elliot Smith | CBSSports.com

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. 

June 1, 2015 02:22 PM
Nats' Casey Janssen's inning went 'better than I was anticipating'
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

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. 

Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2004A-Auburn
2005A-Dunedin
2005A-Lansing
2005AA-N.Hampshire
2006AAA-Syracuse
2009AFA-Dunedin
2009AAA-Las Vegas
2009AA-New Hampshire
2009R-Gcl Blue Jays
2011AAA-Las Vegas 51s
2011AA-New Hampshire Fisher
2014AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays
2014AA-New Hampshire Fisher
2015AFA-Potomac Nationals
2015AA-Harrisburg Senators