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Los Angeles Dodgers are not worried about Kenley Jansen

There have been some bumps in the road thus far in 2014 for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Of particular note on the national level has been the drama revolving around Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, and others.

In the last week there has been another, more unexpected development: the struggles of closer Kenley Jansen. It might just be a matter of facing Tigers’ slugger Victor Martinez, though, as he is the one who has roughed up Jansen twice this week (in a blown save and a loss, respectively). When asked about Jansen’s struggles, manager Don Mattingly insisted that the team is not concerned (from the LA Times):

No real concerns…Kenley’s stuff is good. It’s coming out good. He’s healthy. I think we’re going to be OK.”

Jansen was asked about his issues this week, and he also said there is nothing to see here:

I feel good. I feel strong. Everybody is going to have their tough times. I had my tough series right there.

I just have to shake it off, put a stop to it and now go to Arizona and help the team win.”

Jansen is coming off a season in which he saved 28 games. Given the fact that his velocity is where it should be, his issues on back-to-back nights this week should be nothing more than the bumps of a long season.

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