MLB Trade Rumors: Kenley Jansen Being Linked To Former Team

Trade rumors are heating up around Boston Red Sox closer Kenley Jansen, with a potential reunion with his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, being highly speculated, as noted by insider Jon Heyman and also Zach Presnell of Fansided.

Jansen, who is nearing the end of his contract at age 36, could provide the Dodgers with valuable experience and depth in their bullpen.

Jansen has been solid yet again this season, recording a 3.06 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, with 23 strikeouts across 17.2 innings and 18 appearances (14 games finished).

Known for their strategy of maintaining multiple elite bullpen options, the Dodgers could use Jansen not just as backup to their current closer Evan Phillips, but also as a seasoned arm for critical late-inning situations.

The trade discussions suggest that the Dodgers might send infielder Trey Sweeney, a MLB-ready talent blocked by established players at his natural positions in Los Angeles, to Boston, as noted by Presnell.

Jansen spent the first 12 seasons of his MLB career with the Dodgers, holding a phenomenal 2.37 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, with 1,022 strikeouts across 831.1 innings, along with 429 converted saves.

For the Red Sox, this deal would mean acquiring a younger player who could immediately contribute, especially as they focus on retooling their squad rather than a full rebuild. With Jansen's contract expiring and his probable free agency looming, Boston seems eager to capitalize on his current value to enhance their future roster prospects.

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