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.