LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen struck out one and allowed a hit in his scoreless inning in the first game of his minor league rehabilitation assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night.
Jansen, who had surgery to remove a bone growth on the fifth metatarsal of his left foot on Feb. 17, started Friday night's game against the Inland Empire 66ers (Angels) and pitched the first inning.
Bo Way singled to center field to open the frame against Jansen, then stole second base. Kaleb Cowart struck out, then Eric Aguilera lined into a double play, with center fielder Robbie Garvey catching a line drive then doubling off Way at second base.
Jansen threw 14 pitches in the inning.
Jansen on Tuesday said he likely needed "six or seven" rehab innings before returning to the Dodgers, which is expected in the middle of May.
Kenley Jansen's first pitch for @RCQuakes @DodgersNation pic.twitter.com/hvhB5w1xp8— Nathan Scott (@JoeyMithers) May 2, 2015
Watching @Dodgers Kenley Jansen pitch in a rehab assignment with the @RCQuakes pic.twitter.com/VhhzYhPBt2— Joe D (@BigJoeyDeez) May 2, 2015
Kenley Jansen tosses scoreless inning in rehab appearance for #RCQuakes vs. Inland Empire. We're now in top 2nd, 0-0. pic.twitter.com/IKoWlcuKNT— RC Quakes Baseball (@RCQuakes) May 2, 2015
Kenley Jansen just arrived @RCQuakes pic.twitter.com/7uV0WcL771— Roberto Baly (@rbaly79) May 2, 2015
Jansen in Rancho! pic.twitter.com/Wglealh0Jb— Sam Mangiaterra (@JerkyPays) May 2, 2015
Jansen spoke with reporters after the game. Video per Sportscenetv: