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Kenley Jansen will undergo another heart procedure after season

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Last month, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen missed two weeks due to an irregular heartbeat. He underwent an ablation procedure and was put on blood thinners. Jansen returned to the team on August 20 but did not travel with the team for its recently completed three-game series in Colorado due to the high altitude.

Sportsnet LA’s Alanna Rizzo reports that Jansen’s cardiologist is 100 percent certain that the right-hander will undergo another procedure on his heart approximately two weeks after the end of the season, whenever that might be. Rizzo also notes that Jansen is back with the team to finish out a road trip with three games in Cincinnati and three games in St. Louis.

Jansen, 30, has put together another strong season, saving 34 games with a 2.89 ERA and a 71/15 K/BB ratio in 62 1/3 innings. He struggled initially after returning from the disabled list, yielding runs in four consecutive appearances between August 20-28 but has since turned in four consecutive scoreless outings.

Blue Jays designate Edwin Jackson for assignment

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Back in May journeyman Edwin Jackson debuted with the Toronto Blue Jays. When he did so, he made history by suiting up for a record 14th different team in his 17-year big league career.

Sadly the 14th time wasn’t the charm, as Jackson has been knocked around pretty good with Toronto, posting an 11.12 ERA in 28 and a third innings over eight appearances, five of which came as starts. He was just insanely hittable over that span, allowing a staggering 15.6 hits per nine innings. As such, it’s not too surprising that the Jays designated Jackson for assignment today. They did so to make room for Jacob Waguespack, who will start tonight’s game against the Red Sox.

Jackson, 35, will not try to latch on with team number 15. Or, I suppose, he he has almost even odds to re-join an old team.