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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dodgers ‘encouraged’ about Kenley Jansen, will re-evaluate him on Aug. 20

Kenley Jansen

Los Angeles Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman is providing a positive update on the Kenley Jansen front.

Speaking with reporters on Saturday, Friedman said the All-Star closer will be out until at least Aug. 20, when he will be re-evaluated. He also added that the team is “encouraged” by how Jansen feels right now and that the 30-year-old is in a “good frame of mind,” per Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA.

Jansen, who owns a 2.15 ERA with an NL-leading 32 saves this season, landed in the hospital this week with an irregular heartbeat and has been placed on the disabled list. He has also dealt with similar issues in previous years.

The Dodgers will be without Jansen for a while if his original timetable holds, but that is of secondary importance with such an alarming-sounding issue.

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