The Dodgers announced on Monday that closer Kenley Jansen has been activated from the 10-day disabled list. Jansen had been out since August 8 due to an irregular heartbeat. After going off of blood thinners, he visited a cardiologist on Monday and was cleared to return to action.
Jansen announced his return himself by entering the clubhouse wearing a shirt that read, “I’m back,” MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports.
Jansen, 30, has racked up 32 saves with a 2.15 ERA and a 61/14 K/BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings this season. The Dodgers went 4-7 while Jansen was absent, and Scott Alexander was the only reliever to record a save in that period of time.
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.