Braves' Jansen sidelined with irregular heartbeat
Right-hander Jesus Cruz was recalled in a corresponding move.
Jansen has dealt with an irregular heartbeat throughout his career. The three-time All-Star experienced cardiac arrhythmia as far back as 2011 and underwent a catheter ablation in the left atrium of his heart following the 2012 season. He underwent a second catheter ablation procedure after the 2018 campaign.
For this reason, Jansen has needed additional care when playing against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field due to the high altitude.
"In Colorado, (I have to) stay hydrated," Jansen said in 2018. "The team has to provide me with IVs every day."
The 34-year-old last pitched Sunday against his old team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jansen is in his first season away from the Dodgers after signing a one-year, $16-million contract with the Braves this past winter.
The two-time NL Reliever of the Year has authored a 3.58 ERA and 2.18 FIP in 32 2/3 innings for Atlanta, leading the Senior Circuit with 27 games finished and ranking third with 20 saves.
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