Kenley Jansen may be able to return earlier than expected
Kenley Jansen may be able to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier than projected.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Jansen threw a bullpen on Monday. He is encouraged about Jansen possibly returned earlier than the 4-6 week projection.
Kenley Jansen did throw a bullpen today. Dave Roberts said he is “encouraged” that Jansen can return before the 4-6 weeks widely projected for his absence.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 13, 2018
The Dodgers closer experienced an irregular heartbeat and was hospitalized last week. As of Friday, a report said Jansen would likely miss a month.
The team is expecting to reevaluate Jansen next week. The reliever has a 2.15 ERA and 32 saves this season.