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Jul 21, 2024 3 1 3.06 19 -2.5
Jul 20, 2024 3 1 2.36 19 -0.5
Jul 14, 2024 3 1 2.16 19 10.5
Jul 7, 2024 3 1 2.01 18 10.5
Jul 5, 2024 3 1 2.08 17 9

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Player Outlook
Kenley Jansen recorded his 400th career save last May en route to his 4th All-Star nomination. The veteran closer finished with 29 saves, enough to overtake Craig Kimbrel for the top spot on the active saves leaderboard. Jansen only made 51 appearances, his lowest mark since 2015, as he dealt with various ailments (back, knee, hamstring). Only a bout with COVID required a trip to the IL, though, and Jansen was still able to close out 67.4% of Boston's total saves. While there was concern he would have trouble adjusting to the pitch clock - he was dead last in pitch tempo (18.9 sec) with the bases empty - he only had 3 pitch clock violations all year, all in one game. Jansen also added velocity, averaging 94.3 mph (+2.1% difference from 2022) on his trademark cutter that he threw 78.8% of the time. Jansen is clearly on the downswing of his career - his 1.28 WHIP last season was his worst to date - but expecting another 25+ saves from him is not unreasonable.

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2024 2206.5 35.3 3 1 19 40 14 3.06 1.19
2023 2775.4 44.7 3 6 29 52 17 3.63 1.28
2022 453.57 64.0 5 2 41 85 22 3.38 1.05
3y Avg. 3886.3 59.3 4 4 36 74 25 3.03 1.10
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Not traveling to Colorado

    Jansen said that Sunday that he won't travel with the Red Sox to Colorado for the club's three-game series with the Rockies this week due to his pre-existing heart condition, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Jansen has dealt with atrial fibrillation throughout his career and will remain in Boston when the Red Sox kick off their series in Denver on Monday. The altitude is perceived to be a risk for the team's closer, so he'll get a few days off. Boston is expected to operate with only 25 players on their major-league roster for the series, and in Jansen's absence, Brennan Bernardino and Zack Kelly could be candidates to scoop up any save chances that might come about.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Unable to hold lead

    Jansen allowed one run on two hits and a walk, picking up a blown save in Saturday's 7-6 extra-innings loss to the Dodgers. Jansen ceded a leadoff home run to former Red Sox and Dodgers teammate Enrique Hernandez in the bottom of the ninth, forcing extra frames. It was the second straight game that Boston's bullpen coughed up a late lead. The blown save was just the second of the season for Jansen, who has allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over his last three innings.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Collects rare two-inning save

    Jansen tossed two innings Sunday, allowing one run on two hits and a walk to pick up the save against the Royals. He struck out three. Jansen struck out the side in the eighth, then battled through the ninth, allowing a run but inducing a game-ending groundout with the tying run on second. While he had accomplished the feat previously in the postseason, it was the first regular-season two-inning save of Jansen's 15-year career. The 36-year-old reliever was not named to the American League All-Star roster, but he has put together another All-Star-caliber campaign with 19 saves, a 2.16 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP and 38 strikeouts over 33.1 innings.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Picks up save No. 18

    Jansen locked down his 18th save of the year in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Yankees, tossing a clean ninth inning while striking out a batter in the process. Jansen made quick work of Yankees hitters, getting Ben Rice to ground out and Juan Soto to line out before setting Aaron Judge down on strikes to end the game. Father Time is doing Jansen well this season, as he's converted 18 of his first 19 save chances while sporting a 2.01 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 35:12 K:BB in 31.1 innings. He has 10 straight scoreless outings since June 15 and has picked up a win and eight saves over that span.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Notches 17th save

    Jansen gave up a hit in a scoreless 10th inning Friday to record his 17th save of the season in a 5-3 win over the Yankees. The veteran closer is on an impressive roll. Jansen has been scored upon only once in his last 14 appearances, racking up two wins and 10 saves on 10 chances over that stretch with a 0.61 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 13:2 K:BB over 14.2 innings. The 36-year-old isn't as dominant as he was during his Dodgers heyday, but Jansen is still finding ways to be effective and has yet to serve up a home run in 2024.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Picks up 16th save

    Jansen earned the save Sunday against San Diego, striking out one batter during a perfect ninth inning. Jansen was lights-out, and he has now converted on 12 straight save chances. It was his seventh straight appearance without allowing a run. He's been fantastic as of late, with a 0.70 ERA over his last 12 appearances. The 36-year-old has converted 16 of 17 save chances this season and will carry a 2.22 ERA and 1.02 WHIP into July.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Secures third win

    Jansen (3-1) allowed a hit in a scoreless inning Monday. He struck out one and earned a win over Toronto. Jansen worked a quick ninth inning, needing only 10 pitches to keep the game tied 6-6. Boston won the game in the bottom of the frame and gave him his second win of the month. Jansen is 2-0 with eight saves and a 0.77 ERA over his last 11 appearances.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Picks up save Sunday

    Jansen allowed a hit in a scoreless inning to earn a save over the Reds on Sunday. Jansen worked around a two-out single to finish off the 7-4 game. It was about as efficient of an outing as it gets, as he threw 11 of his 12 pitches for strikes. He's now converted 15 of his 16 save chances this season, including 11 straight. Jansen has produced a 2.29 ERA since his last blown save April 16, lowering his season mark to 2.39.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Secures 14th save

    Jansen earned a a save against the Reds on Saturday, allowing one hit in a scoreless inning. Jansen worked around a two-out single to close out his 10th straight successful save. The veteran closer has posted a 22:3 K:BB over 18.2 innings during that span while posting a 2.41 ERA. Jansen continues to get the job done in his 15th MLB season -- he's converted 14 of 15 save opportunities while registering a 2.49 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over 25.1 frames.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Perfect for save No. 13

    Jansen earned the save Tuesday against Toronto, striking out one batter during a perfect ninth inning. Jansen has now converted on nine straight save chances and hasn't allowed a hit or walk across his last 2.2 innings of action. He's picked up a save in four straight appearances and is tied for the fifth most saves in the American League. Overall, Jansen owns a 2.70 ERA and a 30:11 K:BB across 23.1 innings.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Earns one-out save

    Jansen recorded one out to earn a save over the Blue Jays on Monday. Jansen entered the ninth inning with two runners on base and two outs. He forced a Davis Schneider popout to close out the 7-3 win and pick up the save. Jansen has converted eight straight save chances since his last blown opportunity April 16. His season ERA sits at 2.70 with a 30:11 K:BB.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Grabs four-out save

    Jansen pitched 1.1 perfect innings to earn the save in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Yankees. Greg Weissert was shaky in the eighth inning, but Jansen was able to get the last out of the frame with runners on the corners. The Red Sox added some insurance in the bottom of the eighth, and Jansen slammed the door in the ninth. The right-hander is up to 11 saves this season, though he has picked up just two of them over four appearances in June. For the season, he's been reliable with a 2.74 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 30:11 K:BB over 23 innings.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Earns 10th save

    Jansen earned a save against the Phillies on Wednesday, allowing one run on one hit and a walk with one strikeout. Tasked with protecting a three-run lead in the ninth inning, Jansen allowed Bryce Harper to score after a leadoff double but was able to lock up his first save since May 26. While it was a long stretch between save chances, Jansen is now 10-for-11 on the season and has not blown a save since April 16. He currently owns a 2.91 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 30:11 K:BB in 21.2 innings.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Nails six-out win

    Jansen (2-1) picked up the win Sunday against the White Sox, allowing one hit and no walks with five strikeouts over two innings. Jansen had made just one appearance since May 26, and the Red Sox made use of his fresh arm Sunday, bringing him in for the eighth and ninth innings with Boston trailing by one. The closer went more than one inning for the first time this season and set a career high in strikeouts, surpassing three Ks for the first time since 2017. Jansen is 9-of-10 in save chances and owns a 2.61 ERA on the campaign.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Picks up ninth save

    Jansen pitched a flawless ninth inning and picked up the save Sunday against Milwaukee. He struck out two. Jansen notched his ninth save of the season, preserving a 2-1 Boston lead in the ninth inning. The right-hander continues to have a firm grip on the Boston closer role, as no other Boston reliever has registered more than two saves this season. The 36-year-old veteran is now 9-for-10 in save chances this season with a 3.06 ERA.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Picks up eighth save

    Jansen collected the save Tuesday, allowing one hit and no walks over a scoreless inning against the Rays. He didn't generate a strikeout. Jansen hadn't pitched since allowing a pair of runs and taking a loss May 16 and was able to shake off the rust after allowing a leadoff double to Isaac Paredes in the ninth, retiring three straight batters to pick up his eighth save of the season. The veteran closer owns a 5.14 ERA this month and has struck out seven batters in 7.0 innings.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Surrenders two runs

    Jansen (1-1) took the loss Thursday against Tampa Bay, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk with two strikeouts over one inning. Jansen took over in the top of the ninth with the game tied but fell to his first loss of the campaign. After striking out Josh Lowe to start off the inning, Jansen yielded a walk, two singles and a sacrifice fly to consecutive batters as the Rays took a 7-5 advantage and the eventual win. The outing raised the 36-year-old's ERA from 2.45 to 3.45. In 15.2 innings of work, Jansen owns a 21:10 K:BB and has yet to allow a home run.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Converts for save No. 7

    Jansen picked up the save Sunday against Washington, allowing one hit and no walks over a scoreless ninth inning. He didn't log a strikeout. Jansen got an assist from catcher Connor Wong, who ended the game by throwing out Jacob Young during an attempted steal of second base. The 36-year-old has converted on seven of his eight save chances, owning a 2.63 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 13.2 innings.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Collects sixth save

    Jansen struck out two in a perfect inning Saturday to notch his sixth save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Nationals. After the Red Sox broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Jansen made quick work of the Nats in the top of the ninth with a groundout and a couple punchouts. The outing comes one day after Jansen was touched up for two runs in a non-save situation Friday. Jansen battled control issues early on in the season but has seemed to figure those out, putting up a 10:1 K:BB across his last six frames.
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  • Red Sox's Kenley Jansen: Tosses scoreless frame

    Jansen pitched one scoreless inning, allowing one hit in Sunday's 9-2 win over the Twins. Jansen was locked into appearing in Sunday's contest no matter what, and he worked around an error by his defense and a single for a scoreless ninth inning. The 36-year-old is firmly locked into being Boston's closer in 2024, posting a 1.69 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 14 strikeouts over 10.2 innings in 11 appearances while going 5-for-6 on save opportunities so far.
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