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Kenley Jansen To The Injured List: MLB World Reacts

Kenley Jansen on the field for the Atlanta Braves.

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 25: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Atlanta Braves reacts at the conclusion of the 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Truist Park on June 25, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

On Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves had unfortunate news to announce regarding All-Star reliever Kenley Jansen. He has been placed on the 15-day injured list because of an irregular heartbeat. 

"The #Braves today recalled RHP Jesús Cruz to Atlanta and placed RHP Kenley Jansen on the 15-day injured list with an irregular heartbeat, backdated to June 27," the team said.

Jansen was first diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in 2011. Following the 2018 season, he underwent a heart ablation procedure. 

Since this isn't a new situation for Jansen, he'll most likely need to pass a series of tests before he's allowed to pitch for the Braves. 

As you'd expect, Braves fans are wishing Jansen a speedy recovery. The same thing can be said for fans of his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

In 32 appearances this season, Jansen has a 3.58 ERA with 20 saves and 47 strikeouts.

Hopefully, Jansen makes a full recovery and returns to the mound at a later date this season.