The Los Angeles Dodgers placed All-Star closer Kenley Jansen on the 10-day disabled list with an irregular heartbeat and recalled switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday.
Jansen, 30, who will be placed on the disabled list for the first time this season and for the second time in his career with an irregular heartbeat (July 29-August 25, 2011), was selected as an All-Star for the third consecutive year in 2018.
In 51 appearances with the Dodgers this season, he has gone 0-3 with 32 saves and has posted a 2.15 ERA (13 ER/54.1 IP), while striking out 61 batters against 14 walks.
The right-hander is currently tied with Rockies’ closer Wade Davis for the National League lead in saves, while also ranking among NL relievers in opponents’ OBP (.228, 5th), WHIP (0.90, 6th), strikeouts (61, T-8th), opponents’ OPS (.523, 8th) and opponents’ batting average (.175, 9th)
Venditte, 33, will make his seventh stint with the big league club this season and has appeared in five games with Los Angeles allowing four runs over 4.1 innings (8.31 ERA), while striking out four against one walk.
In 42 relief outings with the OKC Dodgers, the ambidextrous pitcher has gone 4-2 with four saves and has posted a 1.68 ERA (9 ER/48.1 IP), while holding the opposition to a .162 average. He has also punched out 59 batters against 14 walks while posting a 0.85 WHIP.