Kenley Jansen hopes to be pitching again by the middle of the month, though surgery awaits his heart condition.
Jansen hasnt pitched since Aug. 27 in Colorado, when he once again suffered an irregular heartbeat.
After consulting with another heart specialist Tuesday, the Dodgers announced he would remain on blood thinners another 10 days, and hopes to be able to pitch again by Sept. 17, which is an off day.
That would make their closer available for the Dodgers final 15 regular-season games. The Dodgers have been using Brandon League and Ronald Belisario in the closer role since Jansen was felled by his condition.
Jansen said he also plans a surgical procedure in the offseason to correct his heart arrhythmia.
Jansen has 25 saves in 31 attempts since taking over the closers role from Javy Guerra in May, and has struck out 87 in 56 23 innings.
The heart procedure Jansen is considering is called cardia ablation, which typically inserts a small catheter through a vein and through ...