Kenley Jansen would ‘definitely’ play in potential playoff matchup in Colorado
Despite the continued concerns over his health, Kenley Jansen is not worried about any potential limitations in the postseason.
The Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star closer spoke with reporters on Wednesday and said that he would “definitely” pitch in Colorado if the Dodgers met the Rockies in the playoffs, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
Kenley Jansen said he "definitely" would play in Colorado if the Dodgers face the Rockies in the postseason.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) September 6, 2018
Jansen, who will turn 31 later this month, has dealt with a recurrence of heart issues this season and is expected to skip the team’s upcoming three-game set in Colorado due to the thin air.
The Rockies currently sit atop the NL West at 76-62 with the Dodgers sitting one game back and the Arizona Diamondbacks just half a game behind them. Thus, it’s very possible Jansen could face a similar conundrum come playoff time in about a month, but he sounds confident that it will be a non-issue.