Dodgers' Roberts surprised Jansen changed mind on injury

Dodgers Phillies Baseball
Dodgers Phillies Baseball  

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says it's "a little bit tough to swallow" that closer Kenley Jansen changed his mind about the severity of a foot injury after blowing a save Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jansen was struck in the foot by Adam Haseley's grounder in the ninth inning but told Roberts he was OK to continue pitching. After blowing the lead in Philadelphia's 9-8 victory, Jansen told reporters he should have come out of the game. He was limping in the clubhouse postgame.

Roberts said Wednesday he was caught off guard by Jansen's remarks.

"I think I do a very good job of being honest with my guys," Roberts said. "We're all trying to win, we're all trying to compete. But when you give certainty that you're not compromising yourself for the team, then I'm going to trust it. So to then go back and say, 'I should've come out of the game,' it's a little bit tough to swallow."

Roberts said Jansen was not available to pitch Wednesday night against Philadelphia but would be able to close if needed in the series finale Thursday.


More AP MLB: and


More Related News

Don't worry Nationals fans, Anthony Rendon was never going to be a Dodger

Anthony Rendon spoke at his introductory press conference about why he decided against signing with the Dodgers, saying the organization and Hollywood lifestyle "didn't seem like it would be a fit for me and my family."

Dodgers signing Madison Bumgarner would be
Dodgers signing Madison Bumgarner would be 'great,' Clayton Kershaw says

Of course Clayton Kershaw would love for a proven postseason pitcher to come to the Dodgers.

Phillies finalize 1-year deal with Gregorius
Phillies finalize 1-year deal with Gregorius

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phillies and shortstop Didi Gregorius finalized their $14 million, one-year contract Friday.

Phillies to sign Matt Szczur, according to sources
Phillies to sign Matt Szczur, according to sources

The Phillies are about to sign a player with local ties and a resume chock-full of impressive - and important - accomplishments. By Jim Salisbury

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply


Top News: Baseball