’s return from the disabled list was moved up a day by the
, who are looking to compensate for the loss of hard-throwing setup man
Jansen was reinstated from the disabled list on Friday before the second game of a four-game series against the
. The Dodgers cleared a spot for him on the active roster by sending left-hander
to triple-A Oklahoma City.
Jansen spent the entire season on the disabled list recovering from a foot operation he had before the start of
Jansen pitched in six minor league games as part of a rehabilitation assignment, most recently on Wednesday. The Dodgers originally planned to activate him on Saturday, but plans changed when Baez was injured in a loss to the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.
Jansen said on Thursday night he was unaware of the team’s plans, but declared himself ready to return.
“I feel great,” he said. “My last three games, I felt normal again.”
Jansen saved a career-high 44 games last season and posted a 2.76 earned-run average in 68 games.