Casey Janssen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blue Jays activate Janssen from 15-day DL

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays activated right-handed reliever Casey Janssen from the 15-day disabled list on Sunday. Second baseman Chris Getz has been designated for assignment to make room for the 32-year-old’s return to the roster. Janssen started the season on the disabled list with an abdominal..." May 11

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    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    Gibbons: Janssen to rest 2 days, pitch Saturday for NH, then "we'll see." Could be back with #Bluejays Sunday or Monday.

  • 85d
    John Lott @LottOnBaseball

    In New Hampshire’s 5-0 win, Casey Janssen started in his first rehab outing: 1IP/2H/0R/0BB/0K. Then: Scott Copeland 8IP/4H/0R/1BB/3K.

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    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    Casey Janssen pleased after throwing first bullpen. Says his oblique felt "way better than last time." Needs another before rehab. #BlueJays

  • 104d
    Gregor Chisholm @gregorMLB

    Janssen has been temporarily shutdown because of his sore lower back. He'll take at least a few days off from throwing. #BlueJays

  • 109d
    Shi Davidi @ShiDavidi

    Casey Janssen threw a bullpen session, really aired it out for first time, felt good after. If he feels fine tomorrow will head out on rehab

  • Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen on DL with lower back strain

    CBSSports.com "Bad news for the Blue Jays bullpen, as closer Casey Janssen will open the 2014 regular season on the disabled list with a lower back/abdominal strain (source: Mike Wilner via Twitter). The Jays made the move retroactive to March 29 and called up catcher Erik Kratz to take Janssen's spot on the..." March 30

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    Arden Zwelling @ArdenZwelling

    Casey Janssen has a sore shoulder so he will also take some time off. Couple days likely. Nothing to worry about, says Gibbons #BlueJays

  • Jays pick up three options, decline Kawasaki’s

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised the 2014 contract options on Casey Janssen, Adam Lind and Mark DeRosa while declining the option on Munenori Kawasaki, multiple sources told sportsnet.ca Thursday. Lind will earn $7 million, Janssen $4 million and DeRosa $750,000. Kawasaki would have earned..." October 31

  • Blue Jays exercise $4 million Janssen option

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised Casey Janssen’s $4 million option for the 2014 season, sportsnet.ca has learned. Janssen, 32, was one of the most effective closers in baseball during the 2013 season, making the decision an easy one for the team. The $4 million option is part of the US$5.9..." October 31

  • Debut jitters stick for Jays' Janssen

    Toronto Sun "Pitcher Kevin Gausman of the Orioles made his major league debut Thursday night. On Friday, it will be the Blue Jays’ Sean Nolin who will climb to the hill in the big leagues for the first time. First time out — good or bad — is an experience that remains fresh in the memory of every..." May 24

  • Blue Jays reliever Casey Janssen doesn’t have to pitch on back-to-back days to head north

    Toronto Star "Much is being made of the sturdiness of relief pitcher Casey Janssen’s right shoulder. Janssen was the closer last season and remains in the picture, along with Sergio Santos as a closing candidate for opening day, April 2. Many are saying the barometer of whether Janssen is ready to go north..." March 25

  • Manager John Gibbons may have jumped gun in naming closer: Griffin

    Toronto Star "For one brief, shining moment on Saturday morning before the Blue Jays’ 10-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves, manager John Gibbons had answered the riddle of the bullpen closer. But two hours later, the picture got cloudy once again. Both candidates remain viable options. Casey Janssen and Sergio..." March 24

  • Casey Janssen not a lock for Opening Day

    MLB.com "Casey Janssen is one step closer to making his first official appearance in a Spring Training game. Janssen threw his first batting-practice session of the spring on Thursday morning. He threw approximately 20 pitches in a simulated game that involved pitching from both the stretch and..." March 15

  • Jays pitchers Janssen, Romero happy with post-surgery progress

    Vancouver Province "The sun was nowhere to be seen Thursday and eavestroughs carved puddles into the gravel at rainy Florida Auto Exchange Stadium by early afternoon. Of course, most Blue Jays players had left by then. While there is a spring plan to build for the regular season, a newcomer might be forgiven..." February 14

  • Jays closer has to take things easy this spring

    Toronto Sun "Coming off minor shoulder surgery, Casey Janssen is going to take things slowly early in spring training. First of all, we need to realize the definition of “minor” shoulder surgery is any surgery performed on some other poor schmuck’s shoulder, not your own. For Janssen as he goes through..." February 13

  • Closer Casey Janssen’s health a concern for Blue Jays

    Sporting News "Casey Janssen thrived after he took over as Toronto Blue Jays closer last season. He was successful on 22-of-25 save attempts while posting a 2.54 ERA for the season. But by October, he knew something wasn't quite right with his right arm. "I was grinding through the end of the year,"..." February 13

  • Janssen retains job as Blue Jays closer

    MLB.com "Provided health is not an issue, there will be no battle for the Blue Jays' closer's job this Spring Training. Manager John Gibbons announced during the team's State of the Franchise event that Casey Janssen, who saved a career-high 22 games for the Blue Jays last season, will be the team's..." February 06