Braves activate star closer Jansen from 15-day IL

by Daryn Albert - The Braves activated star closer Kenley Jansen from the 15-day injured list before Wednesday afternoon's game against the New York Mets.

Atlanta Braves activate star closer Kenley Jansen from 15-day IL 10:32 AM ET ESPN The Atlanta Braves activated star closer Kenley Jansen from the 15-day injured list before Wednesday afternoon's game against the New York Mets . Jansen was placed on the IL last month because of an irregular heartbeat. The three-time All-Star underwent corrective heart surgery in November 2018 -- his second procedure -- after a recurrence of the irregular heartbeat prompted him to be admitted into a Denver hospital. He initially underwent a cardiac ablation in 2012. Jansen, 34, has a 3.58 ERA and 20 saves -- the third-most in the National League -- in 32 games this season, his first with the Braves. To create a spot for Jansen on their active roster, the Braves placed right-handed reliever Darren O'Day on the 15-day IL, retroactive to Tuesday, with a strained left calf muscle. Jansen figures to bolster an already strong bullpen for the surging Braves, who can climb one-half game behind the first-place Mets with a victory Wednesday.