39 Facts About Kenley Jansen

1. Kenley Jansen has had some great seasons for the Dodgers but had a tough 2018.

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2. Kenley Jansen has improved his command of the slider, but he relies upon his cutter.

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3. Kenley Jansen has a 2.15 ERA and 32 saves in 51 appearances this season.

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4. Kenley Jansen has a history with both an irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure.

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5. Kenley Jansen says that the Dodgers bullpen proved themselves on Saturday despite not receiving as much attention at the Brewers' pen.

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6. Kenley Jansen says the Dodgers have been in this "do or die" situation before and are prepared to battle the Brewers.

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7. Kenley Jansen uses social media to connect with his admirers.

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8. At the end of the season, Kenley Jansen was replaced as closer by Brandon League due to some health-related issues.

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9. Kenley Jansen became the Dodgers closer after Javy Guerra struggled in the role in May 2012.

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10. At the age of six, Kenley Jansen began playing baseball alongside his brothers.

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11. Kenley Jansen was born as Kenley Geronimo Jansen on September 30, 1987, in Willemstad, Curacao.

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12. Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen delivers a pitch in the ninth inning a baseball game against the Texas Rangers.

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13. Kenley Jansen will, as per the report, be fine and ready for the spring.

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14. Kenley Jansen gave the Dodgers, arguably, a hometown deal with his re-signing last off-season.

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15. Kenley Jansen made the announcement in an interview on Friday at the Dodgers yearly Thanksgiving Turkey giveaway event.

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16. Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has developed into one of the elite relievers in all of baseball in recent years, mainly because of his consistency and availability.

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17. Kenley Jansen is slated to make a full recovery within the range of two-to-eight weeks.

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18. In this case—Kenley Jansen is similar to when he takes the ball in the ninth inning with a lead.

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19. Kenley Jansen announced the upcoming surgery on Friday at the Dodgers' annual Thanksgiving Turkey.

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20. Kenley Jansen had 38 saves and a 3.01 ERA in 69 relief appearances this season.

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21. Kenley Jansen tallied 38 saves and a 3.01 ERA in 69 appearances last season.

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22. Kenley Jansen lives with his parents in Curacao during the offseason, and they live with him in Los Angeles when they visit him during the season.

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23. Kenley Jansen was selected to his third straight all-star game in 2018.

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24. Kenley Jansen started the playoffs by finishing all three games of the Dodgers 2017 NLDS sweep of the Diamondbacks.

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25. Kenley Jansen pitched in 65 games for the Dodgers in 2017, with five wins, a 1.32 ERA, 109 strikeouts and 41 saves.

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26. On June 2, 2017, Kenley Jansen recorded his 36th strikeout of the season, setting an MLB season record for most strikeouts without giving up a walk.

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27. On June 20, 2016, Kenley Jansen picked up his 162nd career save against the Washington Nationals, breaking the all-time franchise record held by Eric Gagne.

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28. In his final year of arbitration, Kenley Jansen signed a one-year, $10.65 million, contract with the Dodgers on January 15, 2016.

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29. Kenley Jansen began 2013 as the setup man in the bullpen but resumed the role as closer when League struggled.

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30. Kenley Jansen was a late addition to the Netherlands national baseball team for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, as he was added to the roster for the semi-finals but did not appear in the game.

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31. In May 2012, Kenley Jansen became the Dodgers closer after Javy Guerra struggled in the role.

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32. In 2011 Kenley Jansen became a key member of the Dodgers bullpen.

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33. On July 23, 2010, Kenley Jansen was promoted to the Dodgers.

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34. Kenley Jansen was added to the Dodgers 40-man roster on November 19, 2009.

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35. Kenley Jansen was signed as an undrafted free agent catcher by the Dodgers organization on November 17, 2004, and was assigned to the Rookie Class Gulf Coast Dodgers, where he played in 37 games and hit.

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36. Kenley Jansen began playing baseball at the age of six, alongside his brothers.

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37. Kenley Jansen will be good to go for Game 5 of the World Series against the Red Sox on Sunday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

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38. Kenley Jansen entered Game 4 in the 8th on Saturday and got Andrew Benintendi out.

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39. Kenley Jansen blows lead in 8th inning for second straight game.

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