Dodgers activate Kenley Jansen from the disabled list


The Dodgers activated reliever Kenley Jansen from the 15-day disabled list, the club announced on Twitter. To create room on the roster, Daniel Coulombe to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Jansen underwent surgery in February to remove a benign growth on his foot and started the season on the disabled list. Manager Don Mattingly doesn’t plan to use Jansen in save situations right away, so he’ll continue to utilize his closer-by-committee for the time being. The right-hander should be expected to slide back into the closer’s role by the end of May.

Jansen, 27, has been among the best in the business since regularly closing out games for the Dodgers in 2012. Since the start of the 2012 season, he has 97 saves with a 2.30 ERA and a 311/59 K/BB ratio in 207 innings.

Shawn Tolleson retires from baseball

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Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that reliever Shawn Tolleson is retiring from baseball. The right-hander experienced a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last week.

Tolleson, who turns 31 years old on Saturday, last pitched in the majors in 2016. He had two very good years out of the bullpen for the Rangers in 2014-15, posting an aggregate 2.88 ERA with 145 strikeouts and 45 walks across 144 innings.

Tolleson signed a one-year deal with the Rays in January 2017 before undergoing Tommy John surgery several months later. The Rangers inked him to a minor league contract in December 2017, but he wasn’t able to work his way back.