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Kenley Jansen expected to be available to pitch Sunday after son's birth

Kenley Jansen expected to be available to pitch Sunday after son's birth
Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, left, congratulates closer Kenley Jansen after he earned his 15th save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Brewers on July 10at Dodger Stadium. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)

Kenley Jansen became the father of a newborn boy Sunday morning, but is nonetheless expected to be available to pitch in the Dodgers' series finale against the Cincinnati Reds.

Jansen's son, Kaden Isaiah Jansen, was born at 9:58 a.m. The boy weighed 8 pounds, and 9 ounces.

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Jansen was already the father of a 2-year-old girl.

Jansen, 27, has blown only one of his 24 save opportunities this season. He has an earned-run average of 2.59.

He converted his most recent save on Friday, when he pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Reds.

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