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Kenley Jansen released from hospital after irregular heartbeat

Jul 29, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

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Kenley Jansen has been released from the hospital after the Dodgers reliever spent two nights being examined for an irregular heartbeat.

Jansen complained of his heart “fluttering” after closing out a 3-2 win Tuesday night and had to be driven to the hospital by the Dodgers’ training staff and then shocked back into rhythm.

Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times reports that Jansen could be cleared to pitch as soon as Saturday, which would be excellent news for the dominant reliever with a 16-inning scoreless streak that dates back to mid-June and includes a .059 opponents’ batting average with 26 strikeouts.

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