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Watch: Ronald Acuna Jr. nails impression of Kenley Jansen

Does Ronald Acuna Jr. have too much time on his hands? You be the judge. A hardcore Braves fan named Hanjong Yoo attended Friday night’s 5-2 win by Atlanta over the Diamondbacks. He happened to capture a funny moment on video of Acuna doing a great Kenley Jansen impression.
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Braves' Kenley Jansen: Picks up win in return

Jansen (5-0) earned the victory Sunday, striking out a batter in one inning while walking one in a 1-0 win over Arizona. Jansen (back) entered a scoreless tie in the top of the ninth inning and Atlanta walked it off in the bottom half of the inning to secure the win for the closer. Jansen was unavailable Saturday after feeling a twinge in his back Friday but was feeling well enough Sunday to enter a tied game in the ninth. Since returning from a stint on the injured list with an irregular heartbeat, he's 4-for-4 in save chances and has allowed two runs in 6.2 innings while striking out seven.
ATLANTA, GA
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Braves' Kenley Jansen: Secures 24th save

Jansen earned the save with a scoreless ninth inning during Friday's 5-2 win against Arizona. He allowed one hit with three strikeouts and two walks. The veteran right-hander surrendered a leadoff triple, struck out the next two batters and then issued two walks before striking out Jordan Luplow to end the game. It certainly wasn't a clean appearance, but Jansen still got the job done to record his 24th save, which ranks third in the majors. Since returning from the injured list in mid-July, he's given up two earned runs on five hits with a 6:2 K:BB over 5.2 innings while going 4-for-4 in save opportunities.
ATLANTA, GA
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Braves' Kenley Jansen: Unavailable Saturday

Jansen is unavailable for Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks due to a back injury, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Jansen felt a twinge in his back during Friday's relief appearance, and he'll rest for at least one game. However, his injury isn't considered significant, so he should be considered day-to-day. If Atlanta encounters a save situation Saturday, A.J. Minter and Will Smith will likely be the top options to fill in as the closer.
ATLANTA, GA
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Braves' Kenley Jansen: Notches 22nd save

Jansen logged the save during Saturday's 6-3 win against the Nationals, submitting a perfect ninth inning on 10 pitches. Jansen entered in the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead and made quick work of the heart of Washington's lineup en route to his 22nd save. In three appearances since returning from the IL, the 34-year-old has surrendered one run in three innings and possesses a 3.53 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 49 strikeouts in 35.2 innings overall.
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Atlanta Braves activate star closer Kenley Jansen from 15-day IL

The Atlanta Braves activated star closer Kenley Jansen from the 15-day injured list before Wednesday afternoon's game against the New York Mets. Jansen was placed on the IL last month because of an irregular heartbeat. The three-time All-Star underwent corrective heart surgery in November 2018 -- his second procedure -- after a recurrence of the irregular heartbeat prompted him to be admitted into a Denver hospital. He initially underwent a cardiac ablation in 2012.
ATLANTA, GA

Braves reinstate closer Kenley Jansen from IL

Jansen was placed on the 15-day injured list two weeks ago with an irregular heartbeat and the closer's job has been split between veteran lefty Will Smith and fellow southpaw A.J. Minter. In Jansen's absence, Smith has earned three saves and is up to five on the year, while Minter has recorded all four of his saves since Jansen went on the IL.
ATLANTA, GA
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Braves' Kenley Jansen Will Return Wednesday

The Atlanta Braves will have their closer back in the fold tomorrow when they conclude a crucial three-game series with division rival, the New York Mets. Kenley Jansen will return to the club after spending over two weeks on the injured list with an irregular heartbeat. This issue also kept...
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Braves' Kenley Jansen: Makes return from IL

Atlanta reinstated Jansen (chest) from the 15-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's series finale with the Mets. Fellow reliever Darren O'Day (calf) was moved to the IL to clear space on the 26-man active roster for Jansen, who had been on the shelf since June 28 after experiencing an irregular heartbeat. The cardiac issue has popped up at various points during Jansen's career, but doctors cleared him to continue throwing during his recent stint on the IL. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, manager Brian Snitker said Atlanta initially planned to activate Jansen on Tuesday when he was first eligible, but the team had to wait an additional day to make the move because Jansen had to use blood thinners for 15 days to treat the irregular heartbeat. Since he wasn't shut down from throwing while he was sidelined, Jansen will likely step back into the closer's role right away, resulting in A.J. Minter and Will Smith losing fantasy value as their transition into full-time setup roles.
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Braves' Kenley Jansen: Throwing bullpen Monday

Jansen (chest) threw a bullpen Monday, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Jansen expected to be activated from the injured list Tuesday, but he'll presumably need to wait at least one more day before he rejoins Atlanta's bullpen. Although he's unlikely to return Tuesday, he's made strong progress in his recovery recently and should be back in action in the coming days.
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Braves' Kenley Jansen: Targeting July 12 return

Jansen (chest) expects to be activated from the injured list July 12, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Jansen is not eligible to come off the injured list until the 12th day of July, but he is planning to rejoin Atlanta's bullpen the first day he is able to. According to the report, Jansen "has been doing full workouts," which is certainly encouraging given that he is dealing with an irregular heartbeat.
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