Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Tuesday was decision day for Kenley Jansen, the day the Los Angeles Dodgers closer was supposed to find out whether he would be able to pitch again this season. But instead of getting a definitive answer, Jansen got what manager Don Mattingly called "middle news." The bad news is that Jansen will likely have surgery to correct his irregular heartbeat, but after the season. The good news is that Jansen will probably be able to pitch again this season. Jansen, who took blood-thinning medication last week, will be held out as a precaution for two more weeks, but during that time will be able to throw bullpen sessions and take part in his normal routine except for pitching in a game. Mattingly said he expects Jansen to be ready for the Dodgers' three-game series at Washington beginning on Sept. 18. At that point the Dodgers will have 15 games remaining in the season. But it's better than nothing; Jansen could have received news that he was out for the year. Jansen's expected sur...
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