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

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Jansen will now should miss seven days as a result of 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 as a result of sickness. AP Picture/Lindsey Wasson

Only a day after he abruptly left a reduction look as a result of fatigue and sickness signs, Purple Sox nearer Kenley Jansen has been positioned on the COVID-19 injured listing.

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 must sit out seven days as a result of his COVID designation, per MLB’s protocols.

The Purple 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 a bit 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 Purple Sox have positioned a pitcher on the COVID-19 injured listing. Left-hander Brennan Bernadino was positioned on the the listing on Aug. 27. He returned to the crew on Sept. 3.

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