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Red Sox place right-handed pitcher Kenley Jansen on Covid-19 related injured list

Club Recalls Left-Handed Pitcher Brandon Walter from Triple-A Worcester

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today placed right-handed pitcher Kenley Jansen on the COVID-19 Related Injured List. To fill his spot on the active roster, the club recalled left-handed pitcher Brandon Walter from Triple-A Worcester.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Jansen, 35, faced two batters in the ninth inning of last night’s game against the New York Yankees before he was removed due to fatigue and illness symptoms. The right-hander ranks sixth in the American League with 29 saves this season and is seventh on the all-time saves list with 420. Signed by the Red Sox as a free agent on December 13, 2022, the Curaçao native has posted a 3.63 ERA (18 ER/44.1 IP) in 51 appearances for Boston in 2023.

Walter, 27, has pitched in eight games for the Red Sox this season, his Major League debut, recording a 7.20 ERA (16 ER/20.0 IP). Selected by Boston in the 26th round of the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, the left-hander has also posted a 4.75 ERA (47 ER/89.0 IP) in 20 games (17 starts) for Worcester in 2023.

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