Kenley Jansen Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 265 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/30/1987 (36)
Kenley Jansen Season Stats
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Kenley Jansen News
The Boston Red Sox reinstated closer Kenley Jansen (illness) from the COVID injured list on Saturday and optioned pitcher Zack Weiss to Triple-A Worcester in a corresponding move. Jansen will return to Boston's bullpen for the first time since testing positive for COVID on Sept. 13. He'll have just over a week left to pick up some save opportunities for fantasy managers still playing for a title, but the Red Sox could ease him back into the fold, especially since he had given up five runs in his previous five appearances before going on the shelf. The 35-year-old veteran right-hander hasn't recorded a save since Aug. 20 and has a 3.63 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 29 saves and 52 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings this year over 51 outings out of the 'pen.
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (illness) has been placed on the COVID-19 list on Wednesday. The veteran reliever was pulled from Tuesday's relief appearance due to fatigue and illness symptoms. Now, Jansen has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be sidelined for the next week. His absence leaves the Red Sox shorthanded in the bullpen for the time being. The assumption is that Chris Martin and John Schreiber will be the favorites in the ninth inning with Jansen sidelined.
Boston Red Sox closer Kenley Jansen was pulled from his outing in the ninth inning in the second game of a doubleheader against the division-rival New York Yankees on Tuesday with fatigue and illness symptoms. It was a rough outing for Jansen, as he allowed two runs (one earned) on a hit while walking one before being pulled in favor of Nick Robertson after failing to record a single out. The 35-year-old should be considered day-to-day, and it's ultimately good news that he's not dealing with a specific injury or a heart-related issue that he's had in the past. The four-time All-Star is Boston's primary closer and entered Tuesday's games with a 3.43 ERA (3.60 FIP), 1.23 WHIP, 29 saves and 52 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings of work. If he misses any upcoming save situations, they'll likely go to either Chris Martin or Josh Winckowski.
Kenley Jansen has consistently pitched on division-winning teams throughout his major league career after 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers and a one-season stay with the NL East-champion Atlanta Braves in 2022. As a result, his 329 saves since 2014 are not only the most in baseball during that time but 74 clear of second-place Craig Kimbrel. After signing a two-year, $32 million contract with the Boston Red Sox in free agency this winter, his saves outlook doesn't appear so rosy. He's remained a productive pitcher into his mid-30s, leading baseball with 90 saves while working to a 2.86 ERA and 31.9% K% across 157.1 innings over the last three seasons, the latter of which ranks sixth among MLB relievers over that stretch. He now goes from the 101-61 Braves to the 78-84 Red Sox, who finished the basement of their division last season. According to Steamer, he still owns a 78 ADP, but his saves are projected to drop from 41 last season to just 26 this time around. He's our 18th-ranked reliever and 125th overall ranked player heading towards the 2023 season, making his current ADP appear overvalued in the process.