Kenley Jansen

Full name: Kenley Geronimo Jansen
Date of birth: September 30, 1987
Place of birth: Willemstad, Curacao
Partner: Gianni Jansen
Children: two daughters (Natalia and Key’Gia) and two sons (Kaden and Kyrian)
Nickname(s): Kenleyfornia or Ma’montro

Social Media
Twitter: @kenleyjansen74
Instagram: @kenleyjansen74

Non-Profit Foundation: 

Entertainment Co:
YouTube: @KJ74Entertainment
Instagram: @kj74entertainment

Kenley Jansen is a professional baseball pitcher who has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Atlanta Braves. He is currently with the Boston Red Sox. He was born on September 30, 1987, in Willemstad, Curaçao. Jansen is known for his powerful pitching style and has been one of the most dominant closers in MLB during his career.

Jansen initially signed with the Dodgers as an undrafted free agent in 2004, beginning his professional career as a catcher. However, his strong throwing arm and athleticism prompted the Dodgers to convert him into a pitcher in 2009. His transition to the pitcher’s mound proved to be a wise decision, as he quickly progressed through the minor league system and made his MLB debut on July 24, 2010.

Throughout his time in LA, he was a key player for the Dodgers, earning multiple All-Star selections and becoming the franchise’s all-time leader in saves. He is known for his signature pitch, the cutter, which he throws with exceptional velocity and movement, making it challenging for hitters to make solid contact.

Jansen was instrumental in the Dodgers’ success, helping the team win numerous National League West titles and making multiple appearances in the MLB playoffs. One of the highlights of his career came in 2020 when he played a crucial role in the Dodgers’ World Series victory, securing the final out of the series and helping the team capture their first championship in 32 years.

Off the field, Jansen is also known for his charitable work. He established the Kenley Jansen Foundation, which focuses on providing support and resources to families and children affected by heart disease. Jansen himself has dealt with heart issues, having undergone surgery in 2012 to address an irregular heartbeat. His experiences have motivated him to raise awareness and support for those facing similar health challenges.

Kenley Jansen’s contributions to the game of baseball, both on and off the field, have solidified his legacy as one of the premier closers in MLB history. His dedication, talent, and philanthropy have earned him the respect and admiration of fans, teammates, and the baseball community as a whole.

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