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By Stan Son, Dodgers Correspondent, Tue, Feb 17th 11:33pm EST

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen underwent surgery to remove a growth from a bone in his left foot. It was discovered when Jansen experienced discomfort running last week. (Source: Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 8-12 week timetable puts a return at the end of April or early May. Its a good thing the injury is on the lower body and not on the throwing arm or shoulder so there shouldn't be too much concern. Instead of a save number in the 40's, with 100+ strikeouts, the projections for Jansen should be lowered to a save number in the 30's with around 80 strikeouts, dropping him from top 3 reliever to top 10. The Dodgers should provide plenty of save opportunities but the pitchers behind Jansen are all un-inspiring. I have no faith in Brandon League so my guess would be that newly acquired Joel Peralta will get first crack.

By Stan Son, Dodgers Correspondent, Fri, Jan 16th 2:05pm EST

The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with stud closer Kenley Jansen and signed him for 2015 at $7.425 million. (Source: Dylan Hernandez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jansen is one of the top closers in fantasy. In 2014, he posted a 2.76 ERA, saved 44 games, and struck out 101 batters in 65 innings pitched. It will be curious how the Dodgers approach Jansen long-term as David Robertson recently signed a four-year $46 million deal with the Chicago White Sox. While we do not advocate drafting closers early, Jansen should approach the 40 save mark again and continue to strike out over a batter an inning. The upgraded Dodgers defense should help as well.

Kenley Jansen News & Advice

news | Feb 23rd, 4:00pm
Kenley Jansen hobbled into the Dodgers clubhouse Monday on crutches with his left foot in a cast to his mid-shin, feeling pretty lucky. When the doctors tell you that a growth in your foot isn't life-threatening, you feel lucky.
news | Feb 21st, 6:28pm
The Dodgers are already without closer Kenley Jansen because of foot surgery, reliever Joel Peralta is behind schedule in his throwing program after experiencing right shoulder discomfort in a bullpen session two weeks ago.
Rotoprofessor | Feb 20th, 5:30pm
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) We have all heard the news about Kenley Jansen and the fact that he will be sidelined for the next 8-12 weeks.  While we all know he’s going to regain his job as soon as he’s healthy, who could