After a clean first outing on Sunday, Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was reticent to talk about his personal expectations for spring training, but he noted “I gotta get better” as his overall goal.
And it seems like the big man has been true to his word since the end of the 2019 season.
Soon after Washington pulled the rug out from under Los Angeles, Jansen was spotted on the field at Dodger Stadium working.
Kenley Jansen is already back at the field throwing and working out. pic.twitter.com/5aSZKWYNr3
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) October 21, 2019
Then over the winter, he visited Driveline Baseball in Seattle, Washington to correct some bad habits he established after a hamstring injury in the spring of 2018. And it seems like the visit was successful with Jansen having said as much.
It feels like the ball has life on it. That’s what everybody’s telling me. One thing I see: It doesn’t go down, it stays in one lane.
But only the cut-fastball won’t be enough for the 32-year-old. And with that, he has put in work early in spring training on his slider. In particular, his grip.
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