Kenley Jansen To Find Out Fate Tuesday

The Los Angeles Dodgers got some good news on Friday regarding closer Kenley Jansen, as he threw a bullpen session at Dodger Stadium just three days after getting hospitalized for a recurrence of an irregular heartbeat. The Dodgers will know Tuesday whether or not Jansen can pitch again this season.

Jansen has an appointment scheduled Tuesday with team physicians, who will determine his future.

"We don't know what's going to happen with Kenley on Tuesday," said manager Don Mattingly on Friday. "They could tell us he could get ready to pitch, or that he's no longer available."

Because he is on blood thinners, the earliest Jansen could pitch is Friday, September 7 in San Francisco against the Giants. If he is deemed unavailable, he will be out for the remainder of the season.

"He can do everything pretty much that everyone else can do, but he can't do it while they're out there. He can't risk the chance of getting hit by a ball," Mattingly said.

Jansen spent 28 days on the disabled list last season for the same condition, and missed a few days in spring training this year with a recurrence.

For more discussion and analysis of the Dodgers, please check out True Blue LA.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.