The Dodgers' bullpen hasn't had many things go right this season, though one of the bright spots has been the reemergence of Kenley Jansen. However the former catcher, who was converted to pitching two years ago this month in Class A, was hospitalized last night with an irregular heartbeat. Jimmy Bramlett of LAist has the details:
Jansen reported to head trainer Stan Conte after his save about the fluttering in his heart. Will stay another night to determine prognosis.
The hope from the Dodger coaching staff is that Jansen will be rejoin the team by Friday and be able to pitch by Saturday if all goes well, per Joe Block of KABC. Jansen picked up the save in last night's win over the Rockies, striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning. Since returning from the disabled list on June 18, Jansen has pitched 16 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and seven walks, with 26 strikeouts.
Jansen has nearly double the strikeouts of anyone other Dodger relief pitcher this year. His 61 punchouts, in just 37 innings, is one less than double the amount of Matt Guerrier, who is second with 31.
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