The great offseason for the Dodgers took a hit when it was announced that closer Kenley Jansen will miss 8-to-12 weeks after surgery on his left foot.
Jansen experienced discomfort on his foot before learning that it was a growth on the bone. He will be on crutches for up to 10 days before being in a walking boot for up to four weeks.
The Dodgers made significant moves everywhere this offseason. Everywhere except the bullpen. Brandon League, J.P. Howell or Joel Peralta will likely be called upon at this point to handle the closing duties. But with Jansen’s extended injury, the Dodgers may look towards free agents such as Joba Chamberlain, Francisco Rodriguez and Rafael Soriano.
While that seems like a total Dodgers move at this point, don’t expect it:
#Dodgers, like most clubs, constantly monitor bullpen market. Still, it would be shock if they made move out of desperation with Jansen out.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 18, 2015