The Los Angeles Dodgers had four players selected to the MLB All-Star Game—but for closer Kenley Jansen, one of the four, that’s not enough, and he blames Dodgers fans for their failure to add even more.
Jansen is joined by ace Clayton Kershaw, shortstop Corey Seager, and rookie outfielder Cody Bellinger, but Jansen is upset that third baseman Justin Turner won’t be accompanying them to Marlins Park in Miami on July 11.
“I’ll say it loud and clear again: It’s the Dodger fans’ fault,” said Jansen, who’s third in the National League with 18 saves on the year.
Kenley Jansen was quite upset.
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The closer said he was frustrated that Seager, who was added as a reserve, and Turner, who is one of the five NL players eligible for the “final vote” that selects the last member of the roster, weren’t voted in as starters.
“We should have voted for those two guys,” Jansen said. “They deserved to be the starters.”
Turner leads the National League with a batting average of .382, but has only played in 59 of his team’s 84 games due to a hamstring injury.