Skip to Content

New closer Jansen gives Braves one of MLB’s deepest bullpens


AP Sports Writer

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — The additions of former Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen and another established veteran, Collin McHugh, give the World Series champion Atlanta Braves one of baseball’s deepest bullpens. The 34-year-old Jansen, who had 34 saves for the Dodgers last season, becomes Atlanta’s new closer. The deep bullpen also includes Will Smith, McHugh, Tyler Matzek, A.J. Minter and Luke Jackson. Among other bullpen candidates are Darren O’Day and Tyler Thornburg. Later this season, Kirby Yates, yet another offseason addition, is expected to join the bullpen when he completes his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Yates’ 41 saves for San Diego in 2019 led the majors.

Article Topic Follows: AP National Sports

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content