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Kenley Jansen named one of baseball's top relievers

Kenley Jansen (#74) of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros in game four of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
Kenley Jansen (#74) of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros in game four of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
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Kenley Jansen of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Craig Kimbrel of the Boston Red Sox have been recognized as MLB's top relievers.

Both are two-time winners, with Jansen repeating as the Trevor Hoffman Winner as the National League's top reliever.

Kimbrel, the winner of the inaugural National League award while pitching for Atlanta in 2014, took the American League honor named after Mariano Rivera.

Kenley Jansen (#74) of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros in game four of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
Kenley Jansen (#74) of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros in game four of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
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The presentations were made Saturday night before Game 4 of the World Series, where Jansen was playing with his Dodgers.

Kimbrel was absent, having remained at home while awaiting the birth of his first child.

Jansen said it was awesome to be sitting between Rivera and Hoffman, the only two closers to record more than 600 career saves.