Kenley Jansen

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Birthday
30, 1987
Birthplace
Netherlands
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Netherlands

About

MLB pitcher from the Netherlands Antilles who joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010 and became the team's closer in 2013. He was named to the National League All-Star team in both 2016 and 2017 and helped the Dodgers reach the World Series in 2017. 

Before Fame

He was originally signed as a catcher, but his strong arm behind the plate caught the attention of scouts during the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Trivia

He pitched in the Major Leagues less than a year after learning how to pitch.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Curacao.

Associated With

He and his hero Mariano Rivera both found success in the majors with their devastating cutters.