LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers, who slides in the National League West to a large extent due to an incorrect bullpen, got his All Star closer on Monday when Kenley Jansen was cleared to return to the pile and recover the ninth inning.
Jansen spent the last 11 days on the disability list while recovering from a recurrent irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation, a condition requiring surgery six years earlier. The dodgers lost six out of 10 in his absence. In eight of these games, their bulls blew either wires or broke bands in the last three innings.
Jansen said he is a blood thinner and has no restrictions.
Dodger's manager Dave Roberts said that Jansen would immediately regain his role as the team's closer and did not rule out the possibility of using him for more than one inning on Monday's open-ended series against St. Louis Cardinals.
"I can do what I want," said Jansen, who was able to keep in shape with three bullet sessions last week.
"He is excited," said Roberts. "It seems that he is ready to throw two innings tonight so we will mitigate that excitement. But for our ball club there is a big lift."
To activate Jansen's left-handed Zie Rosscup, who hit a spotless inning on Sunday's 1
Jansen continues to take her cardiac medicine and will also track her own ECG through a smart phone application, forwarding the results to her cardiologist for daily evaluation.
"I'm not thinking of my heart. I'm not. You have no control over your heart, so if it's possible."
The 30-year-old right-hand man said there was a "90 percent" chance that he would require another procedure in the offseason to control the heartbreak he underwent in October 2012, where areas of heart tissue were cauterized to prevent the transmitted signals triggering an irregular heartbeat.
If everything checks out, Jansen said he probably would only need about two weeks on blood thinners.
If discrepancies are detected recovery may extend to approximately three months.
"I do not think of my heart," said Jansen. "I'm not. You have no control over your heart, so if it goes, it's going to be." So I think. I'm in good shape, I'm driving a lot during the run-down times. Ready to go There's no time here. , two matches, thirty two matches, we just have to go now. I do not have to be baby boy. And I'm sure I'm not my heart is good and I'm ready to go. "
Dodgers went into the week with a 67-58 record holding them in third place in NL West, two matches behind Arizona Diamondbacks.
Jansen began to feel the effects of what he feared to be an irregular heartbeat shortly after breakfast in Denver on August 9th. He was sent to the hospital, where a cardiologist found anomalies in his heartbeat and sent him back to Los Angeles for further evaluation. Jansen was immediately placed on blood thinners, but could train and run easily.
In his absence dodger bullpen – basically unresolved comes from the non-lifting trade limit – allows 19 runs over a stretch of 29 1/3 innings.
"It was frustrating," said Jansen to look at his reliever match, "but the best part is that we are only two matches back."
With Jansen back, Roberts will probably use Kenta Maeda or Scott Alexander as his installer.
"It's huge," said Roberts of Jansen's return. "It puts boys in their rightful place in the pen, and I can use them the way I think best. He's the best in the game, so getting him at the back end changes how to do it and which I'll do too handle. "