Crimson Sox place Kenley Jansen on COVID-19 injured checklist after leaving Tuesday’s recreation early

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Jansen will now should miss seven days attributable to his COVID-19 designation.

American League's Kenley Jansen, of the Boston Red Sox, speaks during an All-Star Game player availability, Monday, July 10, 2023, in Seattle.
Kenley Jansen solely threw 13 pitches on Tuesday earlier than leaving his reduction outing attributable to sickness. AP Picture/Lindsey Wasson

Only a day after he abruptly left a reduction look attributable to fatigue and sickness signs, Crimson Sox nearer Kenley Jansen has been positioned on the COVID-19 injured checklist.

Alex Cora introduced the information on Wednesday forward of Boston’s rain-delayed matchup towards the Yankees, with the crew making the transfer official lower than an hour later. With Jansen hitting the IL, left-handed pitcher Brandon Walter was recalled from Triple-A Worcester to fill Jansen’s roster spot.

Jansen should sit out seven days attributable to his COVID designation, per MLB’s protocols.

The Crimson Sox’ lone 2023 All-Star consultant left Tuesday evening’s bout towards the Yankees within the ninth inning, throwing simply 13 pitches within the second leg of a doubleheader slate earlier than being pulled from his outing.

“He was just a little bit dizzy,” Cora mentioned postgame about Jansen’s standing “They’re checking on him. So we’ll see the place we’re at with him.”

This marks the second time inside three weeks the Crimson Sox have positioned a pitcher on the COVID-19 injured checklist. Left-hander Brennan Bernadino was positioned on the the checklist on Aug. 27. He returned to the crew on Sept. 3.

Jansen’s anticipated week-long absence stands as one other hit for a Crimson Sox crew that has spiraled over these ultimate weeks of the 2023 season. In his first 12 months with Boston, Jansen has appeared in 51 video games, posting a 3.63 ERA and recording 29 saves.