Kenley Jansen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kenley Jansen Won’t Exercise Opt-Out Clause

    ABC7 "Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has decided not to opt out of his contract with Los Angeles. The NL West champions declined a $13 million option on 31-year-old infielder Jedd Gyorko, who gets a $1 million buyout. " November 04

  • Dodgers' Kenley Jansen won't opt out of contract

    The Score "Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen won't exercise the opt-out clause in his contract to become a free agent, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Jansen has another two years and $38 million left on the deal he signed with the Dodgers in..." October 31

  • Andrew Friedman Diplomatic in Discussing Kenley Jansen For 2020

    Dodgers Nation "First, Los Angeles Dodgers’ closer Kenley Jansen was given a vote of confidence by Dave Roberts leading up to the MLB postseason. Then, he threw to just five batters. To be fair, Jansen didn’t allow a baserunner; but wasn’t given the ball in a big spot in game five with..." October 15

  • Kenley Jansen booed by Dodgers fans, admits he 'sucked' after blown save

    The Sports Daily "Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was once the best in the business, but even though only two years have passed since then, so much has changed. Jansen blew yet another save in Wednesday’s loss to the Rays — his eighth of the season. It’s a career high for him, and surely..." September 19

  • Kenley Jansen confident he will be fine by October despite struggles

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is in the middle of a career-worst season, but he still thinks he can right the ship before it is too late. Addressing reporters on Sunday, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts admitted that Jansen is dealing with obvious frustration but added that the..." September 01

  • Kenley Jansen on Dodgers' fans boos: 'I’d boo myself'

    Sporting News "Kenley Jansen's tough season took another dark turn Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium - for the first time in his 10-year Dodgers career, the veteran closer was booed by the home fans. After Jansen gave up a game-tying home run in the ninth inning to Toronto's Rowdy Tellez,..." August 23

  • Can the Dodgers win a World Series with Kenley Jansen continuing to struggle as their closer?

    Los Angeles Times "For the first time in his major-league career, a decade-long period of stable excellence, Kenley Jansen was booed at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday. The fans, after years of cascading the closer with cheers, flipped their tone when they watched Jansen surrender a tying home run to Toronto Blue..." August 23

  • Kenley Jansen admits to being ‘sick and tired’ of Dodgers’ bullpen criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen struck out the side on Friday against the Miami Marlins, not allowing a single runner to reach base in the process. He admitted afterwards that there was a little bit extra behind it. The Dodger bullpen was responsible for two lost games in..." July 20

  • Kenley Jansen on getting hit by comebacker: ‘I should have come out of the game’

    Hardball Talk "Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen blew the save Tuesday night, allowing three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Phillies walked off 9-8 winners. The struggles continued for Jansen, who now has a 5.73 ERA across his last 11 appearances. The inning started..." July 18

  • Dave Roberts not pleased with Kenley Jansen pitching through injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts openly wishes closer Kenley Jansen had learned his lesson about pitching through injury a little sooner. Jansen melted down in the 9th inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. After getting an out on a comebacker that hit his..." July 17

  • Kenley Jansen thinks criticism of Dodgers bullpen is fair

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers’ lackluster bullpen seems like the only component of that team that is not performing at an elite level right now, and Kenley Jansen thinks it is valid to point that out. The All-Star closer earned the save in Tuesday’s 3-2 win over Arizona, but he..." June 26