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March 9, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Phoenix -- Walking back to the Dodgers' clubhouse from the practice field where he played catch, Kenley Jansen talked about his health scare early Friday morning. Jansen said he was awakened at about 2:30 a.m. by the rapid beating of his heart. The hard-throwing setup man said he was also short of breath. "It was going pretty fast for like half an hour," Jansen said of his heartbeat. He said his heart wasn't out of rhythm, the way it was last year when he had to spend a month on the disabled list.
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April 26, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Last season Adrian Gonzalez would dismiss it, acting completely unimpressed by his power displays despite leading the Dodgers with 22 home runs. Seems he's going to need a new approach for 2014. Gonzalez made his 1,500th career hit Saturday night memorable, driving it out for a home run in the Dodgers' 6-3 victory over the Rockies before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 45,241. On a night when shortstop Hanley Ramirez was giving them a scare when he left the game with an injured thumb and starter Paul Maholm was turning in a top-notch outing on the mound, Gonzalez hit his eighth home run of the season.
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March 9, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
After experiencing shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat on Thursday night, Kenley Jansen left the Dodgers' spring-training complex to visit a doctor this morning. Jansen is expected to return to Camelback Ranch later today. Jansen spent a month on the disabled list last season with heart problems. He was hospitalized for a week with an irregular heart beat and was placed on blood-thinning medication to prevent a clot or stroke. Jansen averaged 16.1 strikeouts per nine innings last season, setting an all-time major-league record.
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April 23, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Zack Greinke looks pretty much the same whatever the situation. Whether his team is rolling or struggling, he's unruffled, not overly concerned. Which makes him a pretty good guy to send out to the mound when the Dodgers are scuffling. For the third time in this young season, Greinke followed a team loss by pitching them to victory the following night. This time he went seven-plus innings, striking out 11, to lead the Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the Phillies on Wednesday night that snapped a two-game losing streak before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 40,776.
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October 23, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Reliever Kenley Jansen, who landed on the disabled list in each of the last two seasons with an irregular heartbeat, underwent a surgical procedure on Tuesday to correct the problem. Jansen is expected to be fully competitive at the start of spring training. Though Jansen will be on blood-thinning medication for the next two to three months, he will be able to throw and work out this winter without any restrictions. In fact, Jansen could probably start exercising in the next seven to 10 days.
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August 31, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Kenley Jansen will learn Tuesday if he will pitch again this season. That is the day the Dodgers' closer will visit a heart specialist who will tell him whether he has to continue taking blood-thinning medication. If Jansen stops taking the medication, he can pitch as early as Sept. 7 in San Francisco. If he has to continue taking it, he will be out four weeks. The medication is designed to prevent clots and strokes. But if Jansen is struck with a baseball while on it, he could bleed to death.
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May 7, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Kenley Jansen will replace Javy Guerra as the Dodgers' closer, Manager Don Mattingly announced before his team's series opener against the San Francisco Giants on Monday. “It's not a move you want to make,” Mattingly said. In his last five appearances, Guerra was 0-2 and has blown two of this three save opportunities. His earned-run average in that span was 13.50. "I still have a lot of confidence," Guerra said. "Right now, we have to win ballgames. I'll take the blame for five or six games.
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September 22, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
SAN DIEGO - Dodger closer Kenley Jansen has saved a career-high 26 games this season and ranks sixth among National League relievers with a 1.95 earned-run average in 72 appearances. But imagine how good he could be if he was pitching with his dominant arm. Jansen is a natural lefty. In fact, pitching is the only thing he does with his right hand. And he would still be throwing left-handed if not for his right-handed brothers. "When I was a kid I used to use a right-handed glove and I'd just put it on the other hand," says Jansen, who grew up in Curacao.
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August 30, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
These days, the Dodgers have to take roll before every game just to make sure they can field a healthy team. They need to hire someone full time just to keep up with their injury report. Here's Thursday's pregame report, subject to change at a moment's notice: - Closer Kenley Jansen was seeing a cardiologist before the game to help him and the Dodgers determine the best course of action for the recurrence of his heart arrhythmia. “We're not really sure on Kenley,” said Manager Don Mattingly.
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October 22, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
KENLEY JANSEN , 25, closer Final 2012 stats: 5-3, 2.35 ERA, 25 saves in 32 opportunities, 0.95 WHIP, 13.7 strikeouts per nine innings. Contract status: Still under team control. The good: Thrust into the closer's role for the first time in his career, the hard-throwing Jansen performed just about as well as expected, which is saying plenty. He's only expected to blow every hitter away on three pitches. After going on the disabled list again this season with an irregular heartbeat, he came back to allow only one run in his last nine games, striking out 13 in 8 1/3 innings.
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April 21, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers are in first place, but they might not be for long if something doesn't change. "I don't think we can sustain this pace," Manager Don Mattingly said. The bullpen is overworked, enough to where the Dodgers decided to face the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday with a four-man bench so they could add hard-throwing reliever Jose Dominguez to their roster. BOX SCORE: Phillies 7, Dodgers 0 Whatever Chone Figgins' demotion to triple-A Albuquerque did to address the potential crisis was almost immediately undone by Paul Maholm, who pitched only five innings of a 7-0 defeat at Dodger Stadium.
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April 21, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
When is there too much of a good thing? When it wears down and breaks. There are only so many miles you can put on that '62 Corvette and the arms of relievers. Kenley Jansen currently leads all major league pitchers in appearances with 13. Tied for second with 11 are J.P. Howell and Chris Perez, and tied next with numerous others is Jamey Wright with 10 appearances. All four, you just might have noticed, are Dodgers. This is not a formula for prolonged success, and the Dodgers claim to be keenly aware of that.
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April 20, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
Yasiel Puig put on his Sunday best against the worst team in the major leagues. Puig had a show-stopping throw and a mighty impressive home run, the top highlights of the Dodgers' 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Josh Beckett and four relievers combined on a three-hitter as the first-place Dodgers took an eight-game lead over Arizona in the National League West -- with 10 days still left in April. Beckett worked five innings, giving up no runs and one hit while striking out seven.
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April 20, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers had a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning, with a man on third base and first base open. The Diamondbacks intentionally walked the left-handed Adrian Gonzalez, so right-hander Josh Collmenter could face the right-handed Yasiel Puig. "I think you have to," Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said, "with the way Adrian's been swinging, and with what he did to them last week in Arizona. " Puig hit a three-run home run, estimated at 422 feet. AT THE PLATE: Gonzalez doubled, extending his hitting streak to 15 games.
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April 18, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: In the blooper reels, this one will live on. The Diamondbacks had the potential winning run on third base in the ninth inning, and Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz stood up for the intentional walk. But reliever Chris Withrow threw the ball over the head of a catcher standing up - yes, a wild pitch on an intentional walk. That would have been the play that cost the Dodgers the game, had Juan Uribe not forced extra innings with a home run in the bottom of the ninth. Instead, Aaron Hill's two-run single off Chris Perez in the 12th inning won the game for Arizona.
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April 17, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Next time Hyun-Jin Ryu starts at home, disguise Dodger Stadium. Put a giant Coke bottle beyond left field. Add a pool in center. Slap Petco Park signs in the dugout or something. Anything to make Ryu believe he's pitching on the road, where currently he is invincible. Ryu was at it again Thursday afternoon, holding the Giants scoreless in his seven innings to help the Dodgers salvage the finale of their three-game series at AT&T Park with a 2-1 victory. The Dodgers now return home Friday to begin a 10-game homestand, tied with the Giants for first in the National League West with a 10-6 record.
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April 10, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
He did not dazzle. Nor did he cause jaws to drop, heads to shake, or batters to mumble to themselves. Kenley Jansen appeared rather mortal in the Dodgers' last two games against the Detroit Tigers. Like a guy who could be had, particularly if you happen to be Detroit's Victor Martinez. Jansen blew a save Tuesday in a game the Dodgers came back to win in extra innings, and he was the losing pitcher Wednesday. Both times he succumbed to the bat of the 35-year-old Martinez. Jansen gave up a 10th-inning solo home run to Martinez on Wednesday to take the loss.
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August 5, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
It's not as if Kenley Jansen has never done this closing business before. It's not as if he hasn't done it very well. He saved 25 games last season. Yet even if his cutter is a couple of ticks slower than when he first burst upon the scene, Jansen has never seemed more dominant that he is right now. Jansen is on a dream roll, attacking hitters and pitching with growing confidence. He has closed his last 10 consecutive save opportunities and almost looked better with each one. He struck out the side Sunday to earn his 17th  save of the season.
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April 16, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Giants 3, Dodgers 2 KEY MOMENT: Brandon League is guaranteed a combined $17 million over this season and next, which is probably why he is still with the Dodgers and Paco Rodriguez isn't. Because the Dodgers can't send League to the minor leagues without his consent, they optioned Rodriguez to triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday to create a roster spot for Brian Wilson. The Dodgers were immediately forced to deal with the consequences of that decision. Saving Wilson for a save situation, Manager Don Mattingly called on League to pitch the 12th inning with the game tied, 2-2. League wasn't helped by his defense, but he didn't help himself either.
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April 15, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
That hurts. Not sure what, but something. Something bothersome enough to land a reliever on the disabled list. Chris Withrow has been one the Dodgers' best and most valuable relievers this season. In his first six appearances (seven innings) he's allowed one hit, two walks, zero runs and struck out 12. Those are the kind of numbers that get you celebrated, not demoted. Managers dream of having someone like that in their bullpen. The trouble is, Withrow is one of only three relievers in the bullpen with options left.
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