The Boston Red Sox made a great signing this offseason by adding veteran closer Kenley Jansen.
He has been one of the best closers in baseball for the past decade.
Now at the age of 35, he achieved one of the great milestones for a closer.
That is recording 400 career saves.
He got his 400th save on Wednesday in a win over his former team, the Atlanta Braves.
So the Red Sox decided to give the legendary closer a gift for his achievement.
According to MLB Life, Red Sox players gifted Jansen a customized bass guitar.
Red Sox players gifted Kenley Jansen—an avid bass player—a customized bass guitar to commemorate his 400th save 🎸 pic.twitter.com/DyDtBNeyME
— MLB Life (@MLBLife) May 11, 2023
Being an avid bass player like Jansen, this is the perfect gift.
His 400 career saves rank him seventh all-time.
While only nine of those 400 are with the Red Sox, his teammates still felt strongly enough about him to recognize him for the honor.
Before the season it seemed odd that Jansen would join the Red Sox.
Mostly because they were not expected to compete this year.
Yet, Boston is one of the surprise teams in the league with a record of 22-16.
Jansen is making a strong case to be an MLB Hall of Famer.
While he is seventh in saves, he could very easily be fourth by the time his career ends.
He sits 38 saves behind sole possession of fourth place on the all-time saves list.
Having a good closer is one of the most underrated parts of a championship team.
The Red Sox certainly have one in place with Jansen.NEXT: Red Sox Closer Shared A Touching Moment With A Teammate