February 26, 2013
Injury playing mind games with Jays' Janssen
By KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

Blue Jays' Casey Janssen throws off of the practice mound as manager John Gibbons watches closely. There's a still a chance that Janssen could be ready for the start of the season. (Fred Thornhill/Reuters)

Taking life at a leisurely pace is not Casey Janssen’s preference. He hates it. But, for now, it’s the best route to get himself back in a groove as the Blue Jays closer.

“Yeah, I love to go-go-go,” said Janssen Tuesday. “It kills me to not be in the games. I’ve always come to spring training ready to impress. This is new territory for me. But I guess it’s a benefit, just from past seasons, that I’ve had this privilege to work at my pace.”

Sometime early last week after feeling out-of-sorts physically, mentally and mechanically, Janssen hit the reset button on his springtime routine, taking a step back to more or less start the process of getting ready all over again.

 



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