2 Top NL Teams "In Active Discussions" To Acquire Red Sox Kenley Jansen

Top MLB insider, Jon Morosi, has brought to light the potential interest of both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies in acquiring Kenley Jansen, currently a closer for the Boston Red Sox.

The Phillies, in particular, are in need of bolstering their bullpen following the departure of their former All-Star closer, Craig Kimbrel.

With a noted gap in their late-game pitching, Jansen, a four-time All-Star with a career ERA of 2.52 and 420 saves, emerges as a compelling option to fill this critical role.

The Dodgers, where Jansen previously played for 12 years, are also considered contenders for his return, highlighting the depth of his experience and capability in high-pressure situations.

As the trade discussions unfold, it's clear that Jansen's proven track record and recent performance, including a 3.63 ERA and 29 saves last season, make him a valuable asset for teams looking to strengthen their closing pitcher lineup ahead of the new season​.

Over his 14-year career, the 36-year-old holds a fantastic 2.52 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, with 1,159 strikeouts across 813.2 innings and 420 converted saves. Photo Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports