Latest Kenley Jansen News

Jansen stays with Dodgers, who decline Gyorko option

Nov. 3, 2019 1:00 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has decided not to opt out of his contract with Los Angeles. The NL West champions declined a $13 million option on 31-year-old infielder Jedd Gyorko, who gets a $1 million buyout. Jansen, a 32-year-old right-hander, agreed to an $80 million, five-year...

Manager Dave Roberts, Andrew Friedman to return to Dodgers

Oct. 14, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman will be back next season. Roberts led the team to its seventh straight NL West title and a franchise-record 106 wins — second-most in the majors — but he's been criticized for his...

From 106 wins to early defeat, Dodgers fall short again

Oct. 10, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's back to the drawing board — again — for the Los Angeles Dodgers, whose World Series title drought now extends to 31 years. This time, they didn't even make it that far. The Dodgers' postseason fell apart in the NL Division Series with a 7-3 defeat to the Washington...

Kershaw blows late lead in latest October flop, Dodgers done

Oct. 10, 2019 4:09 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw might very well go into the Hall of Fame one day on the strength of his amazing regular-season success — dragging behind him a painful October history he would rather forget. Another chapter to his playoff woes was added Wednesday night when the three-time Cy Young...

7 2-out runs in 6th lift LA past Nats 10-4 for 2-1 NLDS lead

Oct. 7, 2019 2:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Freese wasn't in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup for Game 3 of the NL Division Series. Neither was Kiké Hernández or Chris Taylor. All are right-handed batters, and all knew that if the Washington Nationals persisted in their playoff pattern of using starters in...

Cole fans 15, Bregman homers as Astros top Rays 3-1

Oct. 6, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's pair of aces dealt the Astros a pair of wins. Gerrit Cole carried his splendid September into an outstanding October with a 15-strikeout performance and Alex Bregman handed fans chanting MVP the mighty swing they craved. The Astros survived a wild ninth inning to beat the Tampa Bay...

4 rookies make Dodgers roster for NLDS

Oct. 3, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers included four rookies on their NL Division Series roster. First baseman Matt Beaty, second baseman Gavin Lux, catcher Will Smith and reliever Dustin May each made impacts during the regular season when the Dodgers won a franchise-record 106 games. “They...

Dodgers healing up ahead of NLDS vs Nationals

Oct. 2, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nagging injuries to Justin Turner, Rich Hill and Joe Kelly have improved enough that all three will be available when the Los Angeles Dodgers open the National League Division Series. Manager Dave Roberts didn't reveal his roster Tuesday for the best-of-five playoff that begins Thursday...

Monsters of middle relief: Best bets from October bullpens

Sep. 30, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

It's been three years since Andrew Miller led the Cleveland Indians to the brink of a World Series championship by coming out of the bullpen early and often, and bulk work from relievers has been an October staple since. Whether it's Brewers All-Star Josh Hader stretching out for three innings or Astros ace...

Nationals beat Indians 10-7, will host NL wild-card game

Sep. 29, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals assured themselves of hosting the NL wild-card game by holding on to beat the already-eliminated Cleveland Indians 10-7 Saturday with the help of a grand slam in a nine-run second inning from Gerardo Parra. Nationals Park will be the site of a win-or-go-home game...