Just two days prior to Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers and catchers reporting for Spring Training, the club announced Kenley Jansen underwent surgery on his left foot that was expected to sideline him at least until late April.
As a result, Jansen didn’t report by the Feb. 19 expected date, instead arriving at Camelback Ranch a few days later. Upon reporting, Jansen told reporters he’ll return earlier than expected, and that he would do some form of upper-body work during his time in camp.
Shortly after, the right-hander was seen throwing off his right foot, while his left remained elevated remained elevated and free of pressure. Only five days ago, Jansen was fitted for a weight-bearing boot, which signaled some progress being made in his recovery.
While it was certainly a step in the right direction, the Dodgers are unlikely to rush Jansen’s recovery process as him missing time later in the season would be a bigger hurdle to overcome. On the same day as Hyun-Jin Ryu throwing another bullpen session and the Dodgers beginning their Cactus League schedule, Jansen was once again keeping active by throwing.
Courtesy of J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News is video of Jansen playing catch, still not placing weight on his left foot and crutches laying in the background: