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Dodgers | Kenley Jansen will test foot Saturday

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:00:47 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) will test his foot by throwing off a mound Saturday, April 18. It will be the first time he has thrown off a mound since his mid-February foot surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Until otherwise reported, Jansen projects to return in mid-May, and he should be stashed in all formats. Jansen will close when he returns. Joel Peralta and Chris Hatcher should see the majority of save opportunities until Jansen returns. However, Peralta is currently dealing with a neck injury, so it may be Hatcher's role alone in the short term.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick

Dodgers | Kenley Jansen targeting mid-May

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:10:20 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) is targeting mid-May to return from the disabled list.

Fantasy Tip: Chris Hatcher and Joel Peralta will likely remain in line for save chances in the interim. The problem for fantasy owners is the new front office doesn't value closers as highly as most teams have the last 25 years. The team could mix and match on a daily basis until Jansen returns.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Bill Shaikin

Dodgers | Kenley Jansen pain-free

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:42:12 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) said he is pain-free and might throw a bullpen session in two weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Jansen expects to be ready to return in mid-May. Until then, the Dodgers may use a committee approach, although Chris Hatcher had the first save chance and converted on opening day. Run to the waiver wire and add Hatcher immediately. Although he might not receive every chance, he has the skills to get the job done and is more intriguing to fantasy owners than Joel Peralta.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick

Dodgers | Kenley Jansen playing catch

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:54:25 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) was off crutches Tuesday, March 17, and he was scheduled to play catch. He has been throwing with his knee on a chair.

Fantasy Tip: Jansen might miss a month of the regular season, but he appears to be making great progress after surgery to remove a growth from his foot. He is a decent stash candidate in all league, and a viable selection in the middle tiers of closers on draft day.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick

Dodgers | Kenley Jansen receives positive news

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:06:26 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) said an MRI revealed the growth in his foot was not life-threatening and was mostly just fluid in the bone. Jansen noted doctors told him the problem was fixed and is not expected to return. The current recovery timeline has a possible return by early May.

Fantasy Tip: Jansen has a career 14.0 K/9 mark and 97 saves over the past thee seasons, so he'll be a worthy stash candidate in all leagues. He is a viable selection among the middle tiers of closers on draft day. Currently, the closing duties are up in the air, so check back for updates on both Jansen's recovery timetable and who will fill in for him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick

Dodgers | Kenley Jansen to be on crutches

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:59:21 -0800

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) will be on crutches for about 10 days and in a protective boot for another three to four weeks after having a growth removed from one of the bones in his foot. The Dodgers have no obvious replacement at closer for Jansen, with RP Brandon League maybe being the likeliest candidate because of his 74 career saves. RP J.P. Howell has 21 career saves, and RP Joel Peralta could also be an option.

Fantasy Tip: Jensen, in a best-case scenario, will probably be ready in early May. That means the Dodgers have to fill the closer situation for a month without him. Based on Peralta's numbers with the Tampa Bay Rays the past several seasons, he seems like the best bet to handle most of the opportunities if the Dodgers don't go outside the organization for help. If you're a Jansen owner, the best course of action would be to pick up Peralta or Howell and sit on Jansen for the first month.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNLosAngeles.com - Mark Saxon

Dodgers | Kenley Jansen undergoes surgery

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:26:53 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) had surgery Tuesday, Feb. 17, to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot. The recovery time is estimated to be eight to 12 weeks. He will be on crutches for about 10 days and then a boot for three to four weeks.

Fantasy Tip: With Jansen sidelined, it's uncertain who will handle ninth-inning duties. Brandon League, Joel Peralta or perhaps J.P. Howell might get a crack at saves unless the team looks outside of the organization for help. Jansen might miss the first month of the season.

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Dodgers | Kenley Jansen avoids arbitration

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:04:58 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $7.425 million deal Friday, Jan. 16.

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Dodgers | Don Mattingly explains roster decision to carry 12 pitchers

Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:11:18 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the team decided to keep 12 pitchers on its NLDS roster instead of carrying an extra position player because of instability in the bullpen. Last season, Mattingly frequently relied upon RP Brian Wilson to pitch the eighth inning, with CL Kenley Jansen pitching in the ninth. "Now, we're matching up, we're multiple guys at the end of the game, so we're just using more pitchers to get to where we need to go," Mattingly said.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Dylan Hernandez

Dodgers | Kenley Jansen, J.P. Howell were unavailable

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:19:50 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers RPs Kenley Jansen and J.P. Howell were both unavailable to pitch Thursday, July 31, due to recent heavy workloads.

Fantasy Tip: It didn't matter. Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher on the planet, was pitching, and he was able to wrap up a complete-game victory.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNLosAngeles.com - Mark Saxon