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Getting hard to trust Casey Janssen closing games for Blue Jays

The latest Blue Jays dilemma: What to do with Casey Janssen? After balancing the brilliant and fortunate win Saturday with the heartbreaking defeat of Friday night, manager John Gibbons has a determination to make. With the magnitude of every game growing, how long a leash do you give the Jays veteran closer? The numbers are rather startling. Before the all-star break, Janssen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activate Casey Janssen from Disabled List

The Toronto Blue Jays activated closer Casey Janssen from the Disabled List on Sunday.  The reliever has been out since the end of Spring when he suffered an abdominal strain.  The news was first tweeted out by Sportsnet's Mike Wilner via Twitter: #Bluejays activate Casey Janssen from the disabled list and designate Chris Getz for assignment. Which means Lawrie to 2b vs...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Updates: Casey Janssen, Brett Lawrie

The Toronto Blue Jays are on fire, having won five in a row.  They just swept a four-game, home & home series from the Philadelphia Phillies despite their bullpen still struggling and their (now former) RBI leader on the bench for the past two and a half games.  They kick off a four-game series the Los Angeles Angels tonight but first let's get to an update on both injured...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Casey Janssen has no problems after first bullpen session

The Toronto Blue Jays ended a four-game losing streak on Sunday with a 7-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox. At 12-13, the Blue Jays sit three games behind the New York Yankees in the American League East. The bulk of the Blue Jays problems lie in the pitching staff that is 25th in the Major Leagues with a 4.45 ERA. There is good news on the injury front as closer Casey Janssen...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays updates on Casey Janssen & Jose Reyes

The Toronto Blue Jays are off to a typical Blue Jays start, going 3-4 through their first week of games with the Rays & Yankees.  They kick off a three game set at home tonight against the Houston Astros.  The Jays have been without their closer, Casey Janssen, since the end of Spring Training & without their starting shortstop, Jose Reyes, since his first at-bat of the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Casey Janssen (abdominal strain) on 15-day DL

A lot of teams are putting players on the DL as they trim their rosters to 25 players by this afternoon's deadline, and here comes another, closer Casey Janssen of the Toronto Blue Jays  According to GM Alex Anthropoulos ("AA" in this tweet),AA: Janssen “felt something grab” on 10th warmup pitch Friday night in MTL, thought he could pitch through it. MRI showed...
Via MLB Injury News
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Casey Janssen: Should He Stay Or Should He Go?

Earlier this morning on Sportsnet 590 The FAN, one of the current broadcasters (and former Major Leaguer) Dirk Hayhurst pleaded his case about one of the more successful Blue Jays bullpen hurlers: Casey Janssen. It’s no secret, especially to those who follow the Jays, that Hayhurst has always spoken his mind and does not have any problem with stirring the pot over players who...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays reliever Janssen has shoulder surgery

Toronto Blue Jays right-handed reliever Casey Janssen has had surgery on his throwing shoulder and is expected to be ready for spring training. The team said Tuesday that Janssen had the procedure Friday in Los Angeles to repair lingering joint soreness. The 31-year-old had the small portion of the end of his clavicle shaved down to relieve the discomfort. Janssen was thrust into...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Q&A: Casey Janssen on Saves & the Save Rule

Casey Janssen doesn’t have a problem with the save rule, nor does he have much trouble earning saves. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander racked up 22 of them after being the handed the closer’s role in May. The 31-year-old former set-up man appeared in 62 games overall, logging a 2.54 ERA and 0.864 WHIP while walking just 1.6 batters per nine innings. He talked about his successful...
Via Fangraphs
October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Janssen and Blue Jays avoid arbitration

Right-hander Casey Janssen and the Toronto Blue Jays have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing on a $5.9 million, two-year contract. Janssen gets $2 million this year and $2.9 million in 2013. Monday's agreement includes a $4 million team option for 2014. A hearing had been scheduled for Tuesday in St. Petersburg, Fla. Janssen was 6-0 with a 2.26 ERA and two saves in 55 relief...
Via Fox Sports
February 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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