Phillies claim Jordan Danks off waivers from White Sox

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Dropped from the 40-man roster by the White Sox last week, outfielder Jordan Danks has been claimed off waivers by the Phillies.

Danks, whose brother John Danks is in the White Sox’s starting rotation, projects as a potential backup outfielder in Philadelphia.

He’s hit just .227 with eight homers and a .629 OPS in 180 games as a big leaguer through age 27 and hasn’t been a whole lot better in the minors recently, but Danks can play all three outfield spots and was once regarded as a solid prospect.

Report: Red Sox sign Kenley Jansen to 2-year, $32 million deal

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SAN DIEGO — Veteran closer Kenley Jansen and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical.

The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for Atlanta this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves, helping the Braves win the NL East title.

Boston is looking to bounce back after it finished last in the AL East this season with a 78-84 record. The Red Sox went 92-70 in 2021 and lost to Houston in the AL Championship Series.

Jansen spent his first 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020. The right-hander signed a $16 million, one-year contract with Atlanta in March.

Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.

His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel‘s 394) and eighth all time.