The former Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen landed back in Los Angeles and was confronted by TMZ paparazzi.
Jansen was nice enough to stop and talk to the reporter and was asked if he’ll be open to returning to the Boys in Blue.
The 35-year-old said, “Hey, we’ll see,” with a smile and finished with “we’ll see what’s out there.”
Kenley also mentioned that he can’t go into more talks since he is still tied with the Atlanta Braves. Jansen signed with the Braves last off-season for a 1-year $16 million contract.
The Curacao native spent 12 seasons with the Dodgers, which was remarkable; however, it was a rocky one towards the end. There is no doubt that Jansen is the greatest Dodgers closer of all time. He is the Dodgers’ all-time leader in saves with 350 and captured his first title in 2020 with the squad.
In the interview, Jansen mentions that he had a blast in Atlanta and cherishes his time there.
The former catcher turned closer has a lot to think about this off-season. The Dodgers would need a closer for the 2023 season, so anything can happen on that front.
Kenley had a great 2022 campaign with a 5-2 record, grabbing 41 saves, 85 strikeouts, 1.05 WHIP with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings pitched.
He has shown that he still has plenty in the tank, and I wouldn’t be opposed to bringing back the big right-hander.
What do you guys think? Do you guys want to see Kenley back in Dodger blue?
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