Kenley Jansen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kenley Jansen pays for Dutch citizen's MS treatments

    Los Angeles Times "The story tugged at Kenley Jansen's heart. A vibrant young man, struck by an awful disease, forced into a wheelchair. An experimental treatment is available, but he cannot afford it. The man lives halfway around the world, in the Netherlands. Jansen has never met him, or even heard of..." May 13

  • Six weeks into the season, Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen finds his Opening Day form

    L.A. Daily News "Kenley Jansen isn’t back. Not all the way. The Dodgers’ closer hasn’t allowed a run in his last four innings, a season high. He needed only nine pitches to retire Chris Owings, Nick Ahmed and Paul Goldschmidt on Wednesday for his sixth save of the season. The brief, stress-free inning was..." May 11

  • Kenley Jansen declares ‘I’m good now’ after solid outing

    Larry Brown Sports "Kenley Jansen is working to regain the form that has made him one of the best closers in baseball for the past several seasons, and his performance on Saturday night indicated he may be on his way to doing just that. Jansen came on in a non-save situation in the ninth inning of an eventual 4-0..." April 22

  • Kenley Jansen not in danger of losing closer role despite struggles

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers will continue to give struggling reliever Kenley Jansen a fairly long leash. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday that he was not considering moving Jansen out of the closer role and indicated that the two-time All-Star had earned the spot, per Bill Plunkett of..." April 19

  • What to make of Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen's puzzling, troubling start

    CBS Sports "Much of the baseball fans in the eastern and central time zones woke up to seeing Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen had blown another save. This time it came against the Padres and he really should have lost the game. First up, Eric Hosmer went yard: That's a 90 mile-per-hour cutter that was pretty..." April 18

  • Despite Kenley Jansen’s struggles, Dodgers not second-guessing light spring workload

    Orange County Register "The Dodgers took it very easy on Kenley Jansen this spring. The closer was on a light program throughout spring training. He started his throwing program later than most of the staff and didn’t pitch in a Cactus League game until March 15 (a month after pitchers reported). He pitched in games..." April 04

  • Dave Roberts: Kenley Jansen velocity decline due to mechanics issue

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts believes that a mechanics issue is the reason for Kenley Jansen’s velocity decline to start the season. Jansen pitched and took the loss in the Dodgers’ 1-0 defeat to the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. He allowed a solo home run in the ninth to..." March 31

  • Kenley Jansen worried about MLB effort imbalance

    Fanrag Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers superstar closer Kenley Jansen is in a great spot, with a Dodgers team that goes for it every year and his own near-record-for-a-reliever $80 million contract that was signed a winter ago in hand. But he is worried about the other guys – the stars and the rest. And the other..." March 05

  • Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen suggests MLB players may 'have to go on strike’ due to stagnant free agent market

    New York Daily News "With the free-agent market stalled in part by an increasing number of teams that are not trying to win, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen suggested Saturday that the players might have to consider going on strike for the first time since 1994. "Maybe we have to go on strike, to be honest with you,"..." January 30

  • Kenley Jansen gives ominous take on state of MLB free agency

    Los Angeles Times "With the free-agent market stalled in part by an increasing number of teams that are not trying to win, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen suggested Saturday that the players might have to consider going on strike for the first time since 1994. "Maybe we have to go on strike, to be honest with..." January 27