Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen taken to hospital with irregular heartbeat

DENVER — Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen was briefly hospitalized in Denver on Thursday afternoon due to “an episode with an irregular heartbeat.”

Jansen was checked out and flew home later in the day. He is scheduled to be examined by his own cardiologist in Los Angeles on Friday, Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi said following Thursday’s 8-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Jansen has a history with both an irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure. In October 2012, he had a catheter...

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