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Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Shut down for year
Manager Alex Cora announced Friday that Jansen will not pitch again this season, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Jansen was activated off the COVID-19 injured list last weekend, but he hasn't made an appearance since Sept. 12 and the Red Sox don't have a reason to push him out there in their final two regular-season games. The veteran closer is due a $16 million salary from Boston in 2024.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Returns from COVID IL
The Red Sox reinstated Jansen from the COVID-19 injured list Saturday, Gabrielle Starr of the Boston Herald reports.
Jansen tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 13 and will now return to Boston's bullpen after a 10-day absence, sending Zack Weiss back to Triple-A Worcester. The 35-year-old closer has allowed five runs in three innings across his last five appearances, and he hasn't recorded a save since Aug. 20.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Return could be pushed to next week
Jansen (illness) has yet to be cleared and now might not return from the COVID-19 injured list until next week, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
It was reported over the weekend that Jansen was expected back when first eligible Wednesday, but that's not happening now. Once the reliever is cleared, he will need to throw a bullpen session before he's ready to rejoin the Red Sox bullpen. Boston's lone save to be recorded since Jansen went down was notched by Chris Martin, and Martin should continue to be at the top of the closer pecking order until Jansen is back.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Likely to be activated Wednesday
Jansen (illness) is expected to be activated from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Jansen tested positive for COVID-19 following his removal from the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Yankees, but he resumed throwing this weekend and should be cleared to rejoin the Red Sox for the final game of their upcoming three-game set at Texas. John Schreiber blew a save in Jansen's absence Saturday at Toronto.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Out with COVID
Jansen was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday after testing positive for the virus, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The veteran right-hander was pulled from Tuesday's appearance due to fatigue and illness symptoms, and he's now tested positive for COVID-19. Jansen's absence leaves Chris Martin and John Schreiber as the likely candidates to split closing duties for the next week.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Battling illness
Jansen was taken out of his appearance in the ninth inning of Tuesday's second game of a doubleheader against the Yankees after experiencing symptoms of fatigue and illness, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Jansen allowed two baserunners before being pulled from Tuesday's game. Now that he's been confirmed to be dealing with fatigue and fighting off an illness, it's likely, but not certain, Jansen will be held out for a few days before making his next appearance. Josh Winckowski and Chris Martin could see an uptick in save opportunities while Jansen recovers.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Exits with trainer
Jansen was removed from Tuesday's nightcap against the Yankees with an apparent injury, Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News reports.
Jansen was removed by a trainer after allowing a walk and a single to begin the ninth inning. It's unclear at the moment what exactly is bothering Jansen, but the Red Sox should provide more information following Tuesday's game.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Blows save in extras
Jansen (3-6) blew the save and took the loss Tuesday against the Rays. He allowed three runs (two earned) on one hit and one walk without recording an out in the 11th inning.
After Boston took a one-run lead in the top of the 11th inning, Jansen issued a walk to Yandy Diaz to start the bottom of the frame before Brandon Lowe launched a walk-off homer. It's Jansen's first blown save since May 13 -- he'd converted his previous 20 save chances while pitching to a 2.57 ERA in 14 innings since the All-Star break. Overall, the 35-year-old Jansen is now 29-for-33 in save opportunities this season with a 3.43 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 52:16 K:BB across 44.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Cleared to pitch Sunday
Red Sox manager Alex Cora confirmed that Jansen (hamstring) will be available out of the bullpen for Sunday's series finale with the Dodgers, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
The veteran closer had been nursing a tight right hamstring since exiting in his most recent appearance Wednesday against the Astros, but he'll be ready to take the hill Sunday if a closing situation arises after he checked out fine while throwing in a live batting practice session Saturday. Jansen has been rock-solid in his age-35 campaign, converting 29 of 32 save chances while submitting a 2.81 ERA and 1.20 WHIP across 41.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Ready to return
Jansen (hamstring) threw a successful live batting practice session Saturday and believes he'll be available out of the bullpen Sunday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Jansen was pulled from his outing Wednesday against the Astros with tightness in his right hamstring, but he's remained confident about avoiding the injured list. That optimism appears justified, though the Red Sox themselves haven't officially announced when he'll be available.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Not quite ready to return
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Friday that he'll stay away from using Jansen (hamstring) for a few more days, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Jansen experienced tightness in his right hamstring while making a relief appearance Wednesday against the Astros and could be unavailable through Boston's three-game weekend series against the visiting Dodgers. The good news is that the veteran closer was able to throw long-toss Friday and is expected to avoid the injured list. Chris Martin and Josh Winckowski are among the fill-in options for saves.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Confident he can avoid IL
Jansen reported improvement with his injured right hamstring Thursday and is confident he can avoid a stint on the injured list, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Jansen had to be lifted from Wednesday's appearance in Houston because of tightness in the hamstring, but he's feeling better after presumably receiving some treatment. The closer noted that he will see how he feels in the coming days, which would seem to indicate he could be unavailable for at least a day or two. However, at this juncture it looks like Jansen should be able to bypass the IL as the Red Sox fight for a playoff spot. Chris Martin might be needed in the short term should some save chances arise for Boston.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Battling hamstring tightness
Jansen was taken out of Wednesday's game against the Astros due to tightness in his right hamstring, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
After displaying some discomfort on the mound during the ninth inning, Jansen was taken out of the game and is now confirmed to be dealing with a hamstring issue. The severity of Jansen's injury remains unknown, but Boston could refrain from using him out of the bullpen for the next few days at the very least.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Exits with injury
Jansen was pulled from Wednesday's game against Houston with an apparent injury, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Jansen appeared uncomfortable on the mound after getting Jon Singleton to pop out in the ninth inning and was immediately removed by a trainer. The Red Sox will take a look at him and provide more details on what is bothering Jansen, but for now the 35-year-old closer should be considered day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Locks down sweep
Jansen allowed one hit, hit a batter and struck out two to record the save in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Yankees.
Jansen allowed a leadoff double then hit a batter to make it interesting. The seasoned right-hander, however, didn't panic. He struck out Aaron Judge on three pitches, Gleyber Torres on four, then induced a flyout to lock down Boston's sweep of New York in Yankee Stadium. Jansen has converted 20 consecutive save opportunities.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Grabs 28th save
Jansen picked up the save in Tuesday's 5-4 victory over the Nationals, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning.
Jansen improved to 28-for-31 in save chances this year. Since July 5, he's worked to a pristine 1.54 ERA over 11.2 innings. Overall, Jansen's ERA is down to 2.91 with a 1.21 WHIP and 48:15 K:BB across 40.1 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Notches 27th save
Jansen picked up the save Sunday against the Tigers, working around a hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
Jansen has now gone 29 appearances without blowing a save -- he's recorded 17 saves while working to a 2.36 ERA in that span (26.2 innings). The 35-year-old right-hander is now 27-for-30 in save opportunities with a 2.97 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 47:15 K:BB across 39.1 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Secures another save
Jansen earned a save against the Royals on Thursday, striking out two batters in a perfect inning of work.
Jansen threw 11 of 16 pitches for a strike while retiring the side in order in the ninth, getting a strikeout to begin and end the frame. The veteran reliever picked up his second save in as many days and boosted his season total to 26, tied for eighth in the majors. Jansen is up to 417 saves in his career, five away from Billy Wagner for sixth place all-time.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Notches 25th save
Jansen gave up a solo home run while walking one and striking out one in the ninth inning Wednesday to record his 25th save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Royals.
Freddy Fermin's one-out blast over the Green Monster made things nervous for Boston, but Jansen got a break after walking Edward Olivares when pinch runner Dairon Blanco got caught stealing second. It's Jansen's 16th straight successful save conversion, with his last blown save coming May 13, and he's now reached 25 for the 11th straight full season, not counting the 2020 pandemic campaign. With 416 saves for his career, Jansen is six behind Billy Wagner for sixth place on the all-time list, and eight behind John Franco for a spot in the top five.... See More ... See Less
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