Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen missed nearly a month of the 2011 season because of a cardiac arrhythmia. And now his heart issues are back.
According to beat reporter Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the right-hander was unavailable for Wednesday’s afternoon tilt against the Rockies “because of something to do with his heart.”
Ronald Belisario got the save instead as the Dodgers grabbed a 10-8 victory at Coors Field.
Jansen has registered a fantastic 2.54 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 86/19 K/BB ratio through 56 2/3 innings this season while converting 25 saves in 31 opportunities. There is a chance the 24-year-old will need a stint on the 15-day disabled list, but for now he’s considered day-to-day.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Orioles and Mets have discussed a trade for Matt Harvey.
Rosenthal says the discussions have involved a reliever going back to New York and observes that that Harvey and Brad Brach are projected for similar salaries in their final arbitration years which could make a financial match.
There have been a handful of Harvey rumors over the past couple of days, with a report coming out yesterday that the Mets have spoken with at least two teams about their fallen ace. Jon Heyman said today that the Rangers may have been one of those teams. Maybe the Orioles are the second or, perhaps, the third?
All if this has to be pretty deflating if you’re a Mets fan, given the promise and dominance Harvey showed before injuries waylaid him the past two seasons. Harvey is still just 28 but he made only 18 starts and one relief appearance last year, posting a 6.70 ERA with a 67/47 K/BB ratio in 92.2 innings.
If the Mets can’t find a trade partner this winter, they’ll clearly hope for him to rebound at least a little bit in 2018, allowing him to regain some trade value.