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Kenley Jansen

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 04: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Atlanta Braves pitches in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Turner Field on October 4, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Fantasy Baseball Preview: Relief Pitcher

CBS Local Sports breaks down the top relief pitchers for your fantasy baseball draft.


Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game Three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 14, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Jansen, Dodgers Avoid Arbitration On $4.3 Million, 1-Year Deal

Pitcher Kenley Jansen and the Dodgers agreed Tuesday on a $4.3 million, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.


Manager Don Mattingly #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers heads back to the dugout after making a pitching change against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on May 19, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Mattingly Not Blaming Bullpen After Sweep In Atlanta

Ramiro Pena had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in a four-run eighth inning, Jordan Schafer drove in two runs and the Atlanta Braves rallied against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ beleaguered bullpen for a 5-2 victory on a rain-soaked Sunday.


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Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen Respected As One Of Majors’ Best Relievers

If Kenley Jansen could toss 80-90 frames for Los Angeles, he could strike out 130-140 batters with a low ERA and WHIP.


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Closer Jansen Likely To Return Mid-September; Mattingly Not Optimistic On Billinglsey

Think Blue analyst Eric Karros reports Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who was hospitalized with heart problems, will continue to take blood thinners and is likely to return to the Dodgers mid-September.


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Jansen Has Recurring Heart Problems, In Danger Of Missing Rest Of Season

The Dodges bullpen trouble could be getting worse and worse. Dodgers’ closer Kenley Jansen was held out of today’s game in Colorado due to his heart conditions, according to LA Times.


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Jansen In, Guerra Out As Dodgers Closer

Don Mattingly announced on Monday that Javy Guerra has been removed as the Dodgers closer and replaced by Kenley Jansen.


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Dodgers’ Stauffer, Jansen Pitch Scoreless Innings Against

Tim Stauffer pitched three-hit ball for six innings and had a two-run single, leading the San Diego Padres to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday for their fifth straight win.


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Dodgers Hoping For Encore From Javy Guerra

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is hoping Javy Guerra can build on his strong rookie season.


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Mattingly Confident In Dodgers Bullpen

Javy Guerra worked as a closer in the minor leagues and showed last season he is perfectly comfortable with the pressure-packed ninth inning and recording the final three outs. Kenley Jansen is more than willing to pitch whenever his name is called, too.


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Kenley Jansen Having Record Season

Lost in the Clayton Kerhaw and Matt Kemp Triple-Crown talk has been the dominant season by Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen.


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Kenley Jansen Nearing A Return For Dodgers

The injury plagued bullpen that has haunted the Dodgers all season long may be getting a boost in the coming days with the expected return of flame-thrower Kenley Jansen.


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Houston Scores 3 In 9th Inning To Shock Jansen, Dodgers 4-3

Hunter Pence’s two-out RBI single in the ninth inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.


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Vicente Padilla Back To DL; Troncoso Recalled

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed acting closer Vicente Padilla on the 15-day disabled list with a forearm injury. The Dodgers called up Ramon Troncoso to take his roster spot.


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Jansen Closes Out D-Backs In Dodgers’ 4-3 Win

Clayton Kershaw allowed three hits over seven innings, Rod Barajas snapped a scoreless tie in the fifth with a solo homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Friday night.