Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Los Angeles Dodgers will be without
their closer on Opening Day, announcing Tuesday that Kenley Jansen had surgery
to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot.
The timetable for Jansen’s return is roughly 8-to-12 weeks, meaning he will
likely miss at least the first few weeks of the regular season.
Jansen established himself as one of the game’s best closers last season when
he struck out 101 batters over 65 1/3 innings and converted 44 of his 49 save
In five big-league seasons, the hard-throwing righty has pitched to a 2.25 ERA
with a microscopic 0.97 WHIP. The 27-year-old has totaled 106 saves over his
career and averages more than 1.5 strikeouts per inning.