Kenley Jansen’s problems with irregular heartbeats have plagued him for over a decade, yet that familiarity has also made this serious issue seem oddly matter-of-fact for the Braves closer. With Jansen again on the injured list, he spoke with reporters (including MLB.com’s Mark Bowman) about his latest bout with atrial fibrillation. Jansen said he actually first had an irregular heartbeat on June 18, but after a visit with doctors, he pitched five more times before his symptoms continued to the point that some time off was necessary. However, after being placed on the IL on June 28, Jansen said he plans to miss only the minimum 15 days.
More on other injury situations from around baseball…
- Tigers right-hander Alex Faedo left during the third inning of today’s start due to what the club described as right hip soreness. More will be known about Faedo’s condition after the game, yet another injury would continue Detroit’s horrific luck with pitcher health this season. Just about all of Detroit’s starting pitchers have spent time on the IL at some point and several are still recovering, which opened the door for Faedo to both make his MLB debut and then make 11 starts in his rookie season.
- Kyle Lewis has started a Triple-A rehab assignment, and Mariners manager Scott Servais told reporters (including MLB.com’s Daniel Kramer) that Lewis will get “a healthy dose of playing time” as an outfielder. Lewis suffered a torn meniscus in May 2021, and thus far in 2022 has played almost exclusively as a DH in minor league action and in four Major League games. A return to regular outfield work is a positive sign for Lewis, who has missed over a month on the concussion-related IL.
- Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson is set begin a Triple-A rehab assignment today, while Justin Dunn will make his next minor league rehab start on Wednesday, according to Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer (Twitter links). Stephenson suffered a fractured right thumb on June 9, but looks on pace to return within the original 4-6 week projected recovery timeline. Dunn, meanwhile, has yet to pitch at all since the Reds acquired him from the Mariners as part of the Eugenio Suarez/Jesse Winker trade package in March — a shoulder injury sidelined Dunn in Spring Training. Dunn has two rehab outings under his belt already, and he is slated to throw around 60-65 pitches in his next trip to the mound.
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Let’s get it Jansen!!!!
irregular heartbeat is freaky. hope he gets better
Required a procedure to correct last time. But not this time, it seems.
Something good has to come out of all the Tiger pitchers being sidelined. Let’s hope someone who would never have gotten a chance otherwise steps up and delivers for years to come…. Al Avila; need I say more?
Detroit is pretty much out of AAA pitching prospects (who haven’t already gotten a shot) …they have some at AA who might be ready next year.
Seattle brought Gilbert and Kirby up from AA. The plan seemed to be bring the guys up if they struggle send them down knowing what they need to work on. Has worked out good so far.
I think that’s what Bloom has been doing on the RS. A lot of their young guys have gotten spot starts and been sent down. It’s a pretty solid strategy imo, to see what works and what doesn’t. And then having your AAA coaches work on it.
The very fact that the tigers have this type of pitching depth is due to what Avila has done while in charge.
They do seem to have an endless supply of pitching prospects. That’s one thing that Avila has gotten right.
The problem is that very few of them have been successful in the majors even though most are high first round draft picks. I don’t know if it’s a scouting issue or a development issue but I thought 2-3 of their young pitchers would be anchoring this rotation by now and pitching very well (injuries excluded of course). Skubal has been very disappointing as of late and neither Manning nor Mize appear to be #1 starters as they were predicted to be. The good news is that they are still young and could grow into their talent, but they need to be more consistent and need to get (and stay) healthy as well.
Several of them have dealt with inconsistency and/or injuries, but they (as a group) continue to show a lot of promise.
KLew, Haniger and France out meanwhile we’re the hottest team in baseball
I was thinking the same thing. chemistry is a recipe that once achieved leave it alone . How strange it is. This without France Murphy, Lewis, Haniger.. Is the trading deadline over?