Before tonight's series opener with Arizona at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers have placed relief pitcher Kenley Jansen on the 15-day disabled list with cardiac arrhythmia. Jansen complained of an irregular heartbeat after picking up the save in Tuesday's win over Colorado. The Dodgers recalled rookie Josh Lindblom from Double A to take Jansen's place on the active roster.
Since returning from the DL on June 18, Jansen has thrown 16 consecutive scoreless innings, with seven walks and 26 strikeouts. He was taken to the hospital after Tuesday's game, and stayed two nights in the hospital for observation before getting sent home on Thursday.
Lindblom made his major league debut on June 1 this season, and in his first stint in the big leagues pitched 10 2/3 innings in eight games, allowing two runs while walking three and striking out five. The 24-year old has spent most of his season as the closer for Double A Chattanooga, and he was 1-3 with 16 saves and a 2.18 ERA for the Lookouts, with 14 walks and 51 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings.
In other reliever news, the Dodgers announced today that Carlos Monasterios, who spent all of 2010 on the big league roster as a Rule 5 pick, underwent Tommy John surgery on July 15, per Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Monasterios, who pitched just one game this year for Triple A, in April, is expected to be out a year.
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