Dodgers News: Jansen Mysteriously Unavailable In Wednesday’s Loss

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UPDATE (June 4, 10:45 a.m. PT): There is now a follow-up on Kenley Jansen being unavailable in Wednesday’s loss.

UPDATE (June 4, 12:40 a.m. PT): It could mean nothing or it could mean something, but ESPN broadcaster Rick Sutcliffe was concerned enough to send out the following tweet:

UPDATE (June 4, 12:05 a.m. PT): According to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, a Los Angeles Dodgers representative said Kenley Jansen was ill Wednesday night:


For a second straight night at Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers endured inclement weather and traded punches in a wild finish. The Dodgers battled back from 1-0 and 3-2 deficits to take a a 6-4 lead into the ninth inning, largely behind a three-run seventh and an insurance run scored in the eighth.

Mike Bolsinger turned in five shaky innings, but he was picked up by rookies Josh Ravin and Adam Liberatore, who held the Rockies without a run through the eighth inning. However, Liberatore returned to the mound in the ninth for a second inning of relief and the wheels fell off.

After the Rockies scored three runs to complete a walk-off win, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly only vaguely said that Kenley Jansen was unavailable, according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times:

While Mattingly didn’t go into specifics, he did add Jansen’s status changed during Wednesday’s game:

Adding more confusion to situation, Jansen’s clothes were hanging in his locker and he eventually was seen in the locker room, but refused to speak with media, according to co-host of Dodger Talk on AM 570 David Vassegh:

After undergoing surgery to remove a growth from his left foot, Jansen was reinstated from the disabled list May 15. He’s appeared in six games this season and recorded five saves in as many opportunities. Jansen last pitched in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader in what was his first action since May 25.


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