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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Closer Kenley Jansen rejoins Dodgers, expects offseason heart surgery

Stuck in Los Angeles over the weekend, unable to travel to Denver because of concerns about his heart, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen rejoined the club for Monday’s series opener against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

“To be honest, it was a little boring to be at home,” Jansen said before the Dodgers faced the Reds. “I love my wife. I love my kids. But my mind was really with the team.”

Jansen did not idle during his days away from the team. He maintained his exercise regimen so he could pitch in this series. He visited his cardiologist Thursday and underwent an examination Friday. The tests firmed up Jansen’s expectation of undergoing a second ablation to correct his irregular heartbeat.

QLE Posted: September 11, 2018 at 08:06 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dodgers, heart, kenley jansen, surgery

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   1. bfan Posted: September 11, 2018 at 01:00 PM (#5742223)
“To be honest, it was a little boring to be at home,” Jansen said before the Dodgers faced the Reds. “I love my wife. I love my kids. But my mind was really with the team.”


Boy is he in for a rude shock, when he retires from the game. If he plays until he is 35, he has roughly another 40 years of hanging with the wife and kids.
   2. GregD Posted: September 11, 2018 at 01:29 PM (#5742247)
Boy is he in for a rude shock, when he retires from the game. If he plays until he is 35, he has roughly another 40 years of hanging with the wife and kids.
actually, he probably doesn't
   3. jmurph Posted: September 11, 2018 at 01:45 PM (#5742267)
Is heart surgery the type of surgery one should be putting off until a more convenient date?
   4. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: September 11, 2018 at 01:58 PM (#5742280)
No, but he's waiting for a save situation.
   5. jmurph Posted: September 11, 2018 at 02:03 PM (#5742287)
That's good work Steve.
   6. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: September 11, 2018 at 02:08 PM (#5742292)
#4 FTW

Seriously though, I read this and my mind flashed back to Reggie Lewis doctor shopping until he found someone willing to say he could play basketball. He was dead within months. Hopefully Jansen is getting proper care and will be fine.
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 11, 2018 at 02:09 PM (#5742293)
Well played, Steve.
   8. . . . . . . Posted: September 11, 2018 at 02:18 PM (#5742303)
Ablation for a-fib is completely elective, especially if they think they have his triggers ID’d and under control.
   9. Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington Posted: September 11, 2018 at 03:54 PM (#5742371)
There's a possibility here where the Dodger play a do or die game in Colorado and Jansen can't go. Did they already do the tie-breaker hosting coin flips yet? The NL scenarios have to be pretty extensive.
   10. PeteF3 Posted: September 11, 2018 at 05:10 PM (#5742438)
HFA for one-game playoffs is determined by head-to-head record now. While I don't know that they don't go to coin flips in the event of a tie, the flip clearly isn't as important as it used to be.
   11. perros Posted: September 12, 2018 at 03:32 PM (#5743060)
Everybody has to die. His family is set for life. It he ####### keels over in the Series, what a way to go.

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