When the Los Angeles Dodgers head to Denver to face the Colorado Rockies they will be without their closer Kenley Jansen after a team cardiologist recommended the right-hander not travel to the mile high city.
On August 9th before the start of a four-game series at Coors Field, Jansen called 911 when an accelerated heartbeat would not subside. His heart had to be shocked back into rhythm at a Denver hospital. Increased elevation can exacerbate an irregular heartbeat.
Jansen spoke to the fans via Twitter letting them know his feelings, he will continue to keep his arm loose in Los Angeles while the Dodgers travel to Denver. He is expected to rejoin the team Monday for the opener of a three-game series at Cincinnati.