Kenley Jansen couldn’t pass on representing his country in his home ballpark.
For the championship round at Dodger Stadium, the Netherlands bullpen just got a huge boost.
Kenley Jansen said he will pitch in the WBC for The Netherlands.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) March 15, 2017
Jansen, the Dodgers all-time saves leader, re-signed with the franchise this winter after turning down a more lucrative offer from Washington. Last season, he posted career-bests in saves, ERA and WHIP. He’s best known for a deadly cutter, which leads to Mariano Rivera comparisons.
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Adding Jansen is a coup for the Netherlands. The Dutch advanced to the semi-finals with a 14-1 win over Cuba, paired with Japan’s 8-3 victory over Israel.
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