Braves receive great news surrounding Kenley Jansen’s return

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Last week, Kenley Jansen was placed on the IL with an irregular heartbeat, but thankfully the issue doesn’t seem to be anything too severe. Jansen has dealt with an irregular heartbeat throughout his entire career and was even hospitalized as a precaution all the way back in 2011 when he was with the Dodgers. This isn’t his first rodeo, and he feels confident that he will be back on 7/12 when he is eligible to return to the active roster.

On the surface, Jansen isn’t having the best start to his first season with the Braves, recording a 3.58 ERA. However, his Baseball Savant page suggests some substantial positive regression is in line.

  • 97th percentile in xERA
  • 95th percentile in HardHit%
  • 97th percentile in xwOBA
  • 92nd percentile in xSLG
  • 98th percentile in K%
  • 97th percentile in xBA

Jansen remains one of the best closers in all of baseball. With a little luck, his ERA will reflect that over the second half of the season. With Tyler Matzek rejoining the team today, the Braves bullpen could be as close to full strength as it has been all season in less than 10 days.

Photographer: David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire

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