Kenley Jansen saved 33 games last season, posting a 3.71 ERA, his highest mark ever arriving in the majors. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

We now know why Kenley Jansen was late to Los Angeles Dodgers camp, and it turns out he had a pretty good reason.

Jansen arrived in camp Sunday and said he had previously tested positive for the coronavirus. Jansen said he had had a fever but never had any intention of skipping the season and expects to be ready to go on Opening Day.

Jansen has previously undergone heart surgery, so it’s very good news that he was able to put the virus behind him. The fact that he’s in camp suggests that he has successfully tested negative twice.

The Dodger closer saved 33 games last season, posting a 3.71 ERA, his highest mark ever arriving in the majors.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.



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