NEWS BRIEF: More heart trouble for Braves pitcher Kenley Jansen

Three strikes for Braves closer?

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Braves' Kenley Jansen placed on injured list for irregular heartbeat

Atlanta Braves closer Kenley Jansen has been placed on the injured list due to the detection of an irregular heartbeat, manager Brian Snitker said Tuesday. It’s a recurrence of an issue that first arose a decade ago when Jansen underwent a cardiac ablation procedure. That was followed in 2018 by corrective heart surgery.

Jansen, 34, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound right-hander, took another blow in 2020 when he was diagnosed with COVID-19. A three-time All-Star during 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jansen signed a $16 million contract for one year with the Braves in March. Ironically, the team lost 5-3 to the Dodgers on Sunday night at Truist Park. Details: