On To The Next One: Casey Janssen

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen (44) throws a pitch during the ninth inning in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. The Baltimore Orioles won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen (44) throws a pitch during the ninth inning in a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre. Photo Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

According to MLB Trade Rumors’ Tim Dierkes, former Toronto Blue Jays closer, Casey Janssen, will now be represented by ACES.   The world’s fourth most valuable MLB sports agency also counts the likes of Dustin Pedroia (Boston Red Sox), Jonathan Papelbon (Philadelphia Phillies) and David Wright (New York Mets) as its clients, which Forbes recently highlighted a few weeks ago.

Janssen — who was formerly represented by agent Jim McDowell — finished the 2014 season with a 3.94 ERA while giving up 20 ER and six HR over 45.2 innings.

The 33-year-old Orange, California native now enters free agency for the first time following a year in which he suffered a severe case of food poisoning, a troubled back and an abysmal second half performance where he tallied a 6.46 ERA in 23.2 innings.  Over the course of his career, Janssen has pitched in nearly 400 games, posting 90 saves and a 3.52 ERA in 493 innings.

 

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