Kenley Jansen...married to Gianni...has a daughter, Natalia, and a son, Kaden...resides in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles...wears the No. 74 because that is his house number in Curacao...traveled with the Dodgers to Taiwan in March 2010...played for Team Netherlands in 2009, 2013 and 2017 World Baseball Classics...signed as a non-drafted free agent on Nov. 17, 2004...signed by scouts Camilo Pascual and Rolando Chirino.
Honored as the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year for the second consecutive season and selected to his second straight All-Star game after going 5-0 with a 1.32 ERA (10 ER/68.1 IP) and 41 saves...recorded his third-career 40-plus save season (also: 2014, '16), joining Eric Gagné (2002-04) as the only pitchers in Dodger history with three seasons of 40 or more saves...Led Major League relievers in ERA (1.32), WHIP (0.75) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (15.57), while tied for the National League lead in saves (41, T-2nd ML)...also ranked among the NL relievers in strikeouts (109, 2nd), wins (5, T-10th) and strikeouts per nine innings (14.36, 2nd) • Limited hitters to a .17 7 (5th, NL)/.206 (1st, NL)/.270 (4th, NL) slashline, including holding right-handers to a .120 average (15-for- 125) and a .236 mark against lefties (29-for-123)...held batters to a .476 OPS, which was the third lowest in the National League...Held batters with runners in scoring position to a .136 average (8-for-59) and a .161 mark with runners on base...Named National League Reliever of the Month for the month of June...was perfect in save opportunities throughout the month, as he converted each of his 10 chances over 12 games in 14.0 innings, while striking out 18 against a lone walk...posted a scoreless innings streak of 17.0 innings (May 23-July 5)...Recorded the 200th save of his career after tossing a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout against the Reds on June 11...Began the season striking out 51 of 115 batters he faced without issuing a walk, which according to Elias Sports Bureau is the most strikeouts to open a season without a walk in big league history...Struck out the side on only nine pitches in the ninth inning on May 18 against the Marlins at Dodger Stadium, which was the 79th time in Major League history that an immaculate inning was recorded... became the first Dodger pitcher to throw an immaculate inning since Todd Worrell on Aug. 13, 1995...Recorded his first career extra-base hit and RBI on June 25 against the Rockies after stroking an RBI double in the eighth inning off of Greg Holland...Tossed scoreless relief in 10 of 13 postseason appearances and converted five of six save opportunities...three of the five saves were four-plus out saves...went 1-1 with a 1.62 ERA (3 ER/16.2 IP) and struck out 20 batters against just three walks, while limiting batters to a .138 average...since saves became an official stat in 1969, he is tied for fourth all-time on the career postseason saves list.
Named the Trevor Hoffman NL Reliever of the Year and selected to his first-career All-Star Game, going 3-2 with 47 saves and a 1.83 ERA in 71 games...Tied with Zach Britton and Mark Melancon for second in the Majors with a career-high 47 saves, four behind Jeurys Familia...was 47 of 53 in save opportunities and was the only Dodger to record a save in 2016, marking the first time that's happened since the save became a statistic in 1969...Led the Majors in WHIP (0.67) and opponents' batting average (.150), while ranking among the National League's best relievers in ERA (1.83, 2nd) and strikeouts (104, 3rd)...walked only 11 batters in 68.2 innings and owned the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in the National League (9.45)• On June 21 vs. Washington, established new Dodger franchise marks in saves, finishing the year with 189 after surpassing Eric Gagné (161)…also set the franchise record for strikeouts as a reliever (632), eclipsing Jim Brewer's mark of 604• Tossed scoreless relief in six of seven postseason appearances and successfully converted all three save opportunities in the NLDS and NLCS...five of seven outings were more than 1.0 inning, while his 3.0 innings in NLCS Game 6 at Chicago were a career high...also established a career high with 51 pitches thrown in 2.1 innings in NLDS Game 5 at Washington.
Was successful on 36 of 38 save opportunities (94.7%), while going 2-1 with a 2.41 ERA in 54 games in his sixth MLB season. ... In the postseason, picked up two saves in as many opportunities and struck out four in 3.1 scoreless innings in three NLDS games against the Mets. ... Ranked seventh in the NL in saves and third in save percentage…reached the 30-save mark for the second time in his career…became just the third Dodger reliever to post consecutive 30-save seasons (also: Todd Worrell, 1995-97 and Eric Gagne, 2002-04). ... Led MLB relievers with a 0.78 WHIP and ranked third among NL relievers with a .176 opponents' batting average. ... Struck out 80 against just eight walks, leading NL relievers with a 10.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio. ... Closed the season by tossing scoreless relief in 17 of his last 19 regular-season games after Aug 25, going a perfect 12-for-12 in save opportunities and posting a 1.93 ERA (4 ER/18.2 IP) in that span. ... Made his 2015 debut on May 15 vs. Colorado and struck out four in a scoreless eighth inning (Carlos Gonzalez reached on a passed ball), as he recorded just the sixth four-strikeout inning by a pitcher in Dodger history…did not allow a baserunner in his first five appearances of the season (5.0 IP), May 15-25. ... Missed first 34 games of the season due to Feb. 17 surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left fifth metatarsal.
Posted a 2-3 record with a 2.76 ERA and tied for third in the NL with a career-high 44 saves in his fifth big league season...Successfully converted 16 consecutive save opportunities from April 17-June 17 and 44-of-49 save opportunities overall this year (89.8%)...Became just the fourth Dodger closer to record 40 saves in a season, joining Eric Gagne (2002-04), Jeff Shaw (2001) and Todd Worrell (1996)...Ranked second among NL relievers with 101 strikeouts, as he posted his second consecutive 100-strikeout season and the 12th 100-strikeout season by a reliever in Dodger history…prior to Jansen, the only previous Dodger reliever with 100 or more Ks in consecutive seasons was Eric Gagne (2002-04)...Limited opponents to a .224 batting average, including a .169 mark against right-handed hitters (22-for-130)...Strung together 11 consecutive scoreless appearances from June 21-July 29 (11.0 IP) and beginning with that run, he closed out the season by tossing scoreless relief in 32 of 35 appearances with a 1.26 ERA (5 ER/35.2 IP), 24 saves, a .180 opponents' batting average (23-for-128) and a 0.87 WHIP in that span…did not allow a run in his last nine appearances of the season (9.0 IP) after Sept. 5...Picked up his 100th career save on Aug. 27 at Arizona, becoming the sixth Dodger reliever to reach the milestone...Appeared in one postseason game in the Dodgers' NLDS loss to the Cardinals, striking out two in a scoreless inning to pick up the save in Game 2
Finished the campaign with a career-high 28 saves in 32 opportunities and ranked among the NL relief leaders in saves (T-11th), ERA (1.88, 6th), opponents' batting average (.177, 7th), WHIP (0.86, 2nd) and strikeouts (111, 2nd)... His 111 strikeouts ranked as the seventh-most all-time by a Los Angeles reliever... Was lights out from July 3-conclusion of the season, going 2-0 with 21 saves in 22 opportunities, a 1.26 ERA (5 ER/35.2 IP) and 52 strikeouts in 34 games…went 1-0 with 19 saves in 20 opportunities, a 1.19 ERA (4 ER/30.1 IP) and a .110 opponents' batting average (11-for-100) in 30 second-half appearances... Posted an ERA under 2.00 in five of six months, April (1.29, 2 ER/14.0 IP in 13 games), June (1.26 ERA, 2 ER/14.1 IP in 14 games), July (1.35 ERA, 2 ER/13.1 IP in 12 games), August (0.73 ERA, 1 ER/12.1 IP in 12 games) and September (1.80 ERA, 2 ER/10.0 IP in 10 games)... Allowed just four hits all season with runners in scoring position, limiting opponents to a .068 average (4-for-59) with 23 strikeouts in those situations... Made 75 appearances, tying for the fourth most in the NL... Retired 27 consecutive batters from July 23-Aug. 8, including 15 strikeouts, becoming the first LA pitcher to retire 27 in a row since Greg Maddux in 2006 (32)... Was dominant in his 40 home appearances, going 2-1 with 12 saves in 14 opportunities and a 1.32 ERA (6 ER/41.0 IP)…struck out 61, walked nine and allowed just one home run in 41.0 innings at Dodger Stadium... Limited right-handed hitters to a .158 batting average (25-for-158), while striking out 74 of 171 total righties faced (10 walks, three hit batters)... Made six postseason appearances for the Dodgers, successfully converting both of his save opportunities and allowing two runs on six hits in 4.1 innings (4.15 ERA)…struck out 10 and only issued one walk during postseason play…struck out the side to pick up the save in the Dodgers' NLDS-clinching victory over Atlanta in Game 4 as Los Angeles closed out the series with a 4-3 win at Dodger Stadium…entered the game with the
winning run on base and allowed a game-winning single to Carlos Beltran in the 13th inning of Game 1 of the NLCS at St. Louis in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss.
Set career highs in appearances (65), innings (65.0), wins (5), saves (25) and strikeouts (99) in his third big league season. Ranked among the NL relief leaders in wins (T-10th), saves (T-10th), strikeouts (3rd), ERA (2.35, 8th), opponents' batting average (.146, 3rd) and WHIP (0.85, 3rd). Successfully converted 25 of 32 save opportunities after taking over as the club's full-time closer in MayRecorded saves over three consecutive days twice in 2012, doing so from July 3-5 and also June 4-6. Limited first batters to a .158 batting average (9-for-57) with 32 strikeouts. Allowed four of 12 inherited runners to score. Held opposing hitters to a .146 batting average, equally keeping right-handers (.145, 16-for-110) and left-handers (.147, 17-for-116) in check. Limited opponents to a .211 average with runners in scoring position (8-for-38) and to a .181 mark with runners on base (13-for-72). Did not allow a hit over 9.0 scoreless innings in nine appearances from June 15-July 13...walked two, struck out 14 and went a perfect 6-for-6 in save opportunities in that span...had two other runs of 8.0 or more of consecutive scoreless innings, doing so from April 15-29 (8.2 IP, 9 G) and July 17-Aug. 4 (8.1 IP, 8 G). Did not appear in a game between Aug. 28-Sept. 19 after suffering an irregular heartbeat during his Aug. 27 appearance at Colorado. Had ablation heart surgery on Oct. 23 performed by Dr. Koonwalee Nademanee at White Memorial Hospital.
Dominated during the second half of the season and established a new Major League record by averaging 16.10 strikeouts per nine innings, besting the mark previously held by Carlos Marmol (15.99, 2010)...Limited opponents to a .159 batting average (30-for-189), which ranked third among Major League pitchers (min. 50.0 IP)...Made his first Opening Day roster, but struggled during the month of April and was optioned to Double-A Chattanooga on May 1...returned on May 6, but placed on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on May 29...was activated on June 18...After being activated on June 18, went 1-0 with a 0.55 ERA (2 ER/32.2 IP) in his final 31 games...limited the opposition to a .094 average (10-for-106) and did not allow a homer over that time...struck out 61 batters over his final 32.2 innings pitched...Was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat after his July 26 outing...was placed on the disabled list on July 29 due to blood thinning medication taken to treat the irregular heartbeat...was activated on Aug. 25 and remained healthy the rest of the season...Overall, went 2-1 with a 2.85 ERA and five saves in 51 games... allowed three homers on the season and none after April 19...Struck out 96 in 53.2 innings pitched...his 96 Ks were tied for fifth among Major League relievers (ranked second among MLB rookies)...Posted a 1.71 ERA (5 ER/26.1 IP) while limiting opponents to a .143 average in 23 road games...Did not allow a run over 17 games (19.0 IP) from June 1 to Aug. 30...the 19.0-inning scoreless streak was the longest by a Dodger reliever in 2011...With runners in scoring position and two outs, opponents went 3-for-26 (.115) with 16 strikeouts...Held batters to a .148 mark (13-for-88) in close and late situations...Only one of 21 inherited runners scored off him (95.2 %)...Batters swung and missed at 38.3 % of his pitches, which was the second-best mark in baseball, behind Craig Kimbrel's 38.6 swing-and-miss pct. (min. 30 games)...Struck out a career high-tying four batters on four different occasions...In 23 games after the All-Star break, went 1-0 and 4-for-4 in save opportunities while posting a 0.78 ERA (2 ER/23.0 IP.)
Finished the season 1-0 with a 0.67 ERA (2 ER/27.0 IP) and four saves in 25 games...his ERA wasthe fourth lowest by a rookie with a minimum of 25.0 innings in Major League history ... Recalled on July 23 from Double-A Chattanooga, where he was 4-0 with eight saves and a 1.67ERA (5 ER/27.0 IP) in 22 games as the closer ... began the season with Single-A Inland Empire andappeared in 11 games for the 66ers ... earned the save in the Double-A All-Star Game on July 12 ... With Los Angeles, struck out 41 and walked just 15 in his 27.0 innings ... Averaged 13.7 strikeouts per nine innings which ranked third in the Major Leagues among pitcherswith at least 20.0 innings pitched ... Despite pitching in just 25 games, his 41 K's tied forninth among all rookie relievers ... Limited hitters to a .130 batting average (12-for-92)with just three extra-base hits (all doubles) ... righthandershit .064 (3-for-48) against him and lefties.205 (9-for-44) ... Batters were just 4-for-40 (.100) off him during theday ... No. 3 batters were 1-for-13 against him and cleanuphitters 1-for-10 ... The opposition hit .071 (3-for-42) with runners on baseand .091 (2-for-22) with runners in scoring position ... batters were 1-for-12 (.083) with RISP and two outs ... Faced 109 batters and retired 80 of them ... Allowed just one run at home over 12 appearances (13.0 IP) ... his ERA on the road was even betterat 0.64 (1 ER/14.0 IP) ... Had three saves in three opportunities and did not allow a single run against the National LeagueWest this season over 14.1 innings (13 games) ... Made his big league debut on July 24 and tossed a perfect inning ... struck out the Mets' Angel Paganand David Wright for the first two outs of his career ... Earned four saves on the season, including July 25 vs. NYM, which was his second Major Leaguegame ... the other saves came on Sept. 24, Sept. 28 and Oct. 2 ... Struck out a career-high four batters over 2.0 innings on Aug. 26 at Milwaukee ... Picked up his first and only Major League victory on Sept. 11 at HOU, firing a perfect eighth inning ... Tossed a season-high 2.0 innings on four separate occasions (8/20, 8/26, 8/29, 9/29) ... each time he threw 2.0 scorelessframes ... Was the Dodgers' Farmers Insurance September Player of the Month after giving up just one run and four hits in 10 games duringthe month (11.0 IP) ... Closed out the season by tossing 12.1 straight scoreless innings ... Named to Baseball America's second team as a relief pitcher in their season-ending minor league awards issue.
Opened the season at Single-A Inland Empireand hit .202 (18-for-89) with a homer and 11RBI in 26 games...Promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque on May 29when A.J. Ellis was recalled by the Dodgers andappeared in eight games, batting .185 (5-for-27) with two RBI in eight games...collectedall of his hits off right-handed pitching, going5-for-17 (.294)...Activated by Inland Empire on July 29 and convertedto a pitcher, allowing six runs in 11.2innings (4.63 ERA) in 12 relief appearances...struck out 19 and walked only 11 batters...Following the season, played for the Peoria Javelinasof the Arizona Fall League, allowing fiveruns in 4.2 innings (9.64 ERA) in five reliefappearances...excluding his final appearance,when he allowed four runs in 0.2 inning, allowedjust one run in 4.0 innings (2.25 ERA)in four appearances...overall, struck out nineand walked only three batters...Played for Team Netherlands in the 2009World Baseball Classic, going 1-for-13 with awalk in five games...singled off Team USA's Roy Oswalt in a second-round matchup
Spent the entire campaign with Single-A Great Lakes and batted .227 with 15 doubles...Ranked fourth on the club with nine homers and fifth on the team with 27 RBI in 79 games...Was a midseason Midwest League All-Star, going 0-for-1 with a walk in the contest
Split the season between Single-A Great Lakes and Rookie-advanced Ogden...Batted .102 (6-for-59) with one home run and six RBI in 20 games for Great Lakes and hit .240 (44-for-183) with two homersand 22 RBI in 53 games for Ogden...Played for West Oahu of the Hawaii Winter Baseball League following the season, batting .206 with two RBI in 21 games
Spent the entire season with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Dodgers, batting .248 with a home run and 10 RBI in 35 games...Played for North Shore of the Hawaii Winter Baseball League following the season, hitting .121 (4-for-33) with two RBI in ninegames
Opened the season with Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, batting .304 (31-for-102) with one home run and 18 RBI in 34 games before being promoted to Rookie-advanced Ogden on August 26...Went 2-for-11 (.182) with an RBI in three games with Ogden to close the season.