Kenley Jansen close to returning

Credit: Curtis Compton/

Credit: Curtis Compton/

Kenley Jansen, who was placed on the injured list June 28 with an irregular heartbeat, is close to returning to the Braves’ bullpen.

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The team made the move retroactive to June 27, and Jansen is eligible to come off the 15-day injured list Tuesday. Jansen threw a bullpen session Monday at Truist Park, so he isn’t expected to be activated Tuesday.

Braves manager Brian Snitker said that Wednesday is a possibility for Jansen’s return, although the team hasn’t set an official return date.

Snitker said everything is going well for Jansen, who’s 4-0 with 20 saves in 32 games this season. He has been able to keep his arm going and has thrown a handful of times at Truist Park during his time on the injured list.