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Casey Janssen will make Grapefruit League debut Friday

Mar 20, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT

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The Jays should have their closer on Opening Day.

According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, righty Casey Janssen made it through a one-inning appearance in a minor league game on Wednesday without experiencing any discomfort in his surgically-repaired shoulder. He has been cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut on Friday against the Red Sox and he should be a go for the start of the regular season if everything goes well from here on out.

Janssen registered an excellent 2.54 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 67/11 K/BB ratio across 63 2/3 innings last summer. The 31-year-old has a 3.60 career ERA and his K/9 has been on the rise for six consecutive seasons.

If something goes wrong for Janssen over these next 12 days, Sergio Santos will act as closer.

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