Dodgers Reliever Kenley Jansen Hospitalized For Irregular Heartbeat

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen was hospitalized Tuesday night and all day on Wednesday for an irregular heartbeat. After picking up a save against the Rockies on Tuesday night, Jansen told head trainer Stan Conte about a skipped heartbeat, which prompted a trip to the nearby White Memorial Hospital.

Conte said this about the situation:

"It was not an emergency situation, but it was something that had to be looked at right away," Conte said. "Anytime you have an irregular heartbeat, we take it pretty seriously. So we weren't going to let him go home until we knew what was going on.

While Jansen has no longer experienced skipped heartbeats, he is going to have a battery of tests performed on him to determine his playing status. He will remain in the hospital over Wednesday night.  If all goes well, he is expected back with the team on Friday, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com.

Jansen has a 3.65 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 37 innings. He has worked his way into being the seventh- and eighth-inning pitcher for the Dodgers.

For more on the Dodgers, visit True Blue LA and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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