On Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox snapped a two-game skid by picking up an important win over the Atlanta Braves and improving to 22-16 on the year.
However, the story of the game was the man who closed it out.
Right-hander Kenley Jansen finished the job for the Red Sox and achieved a historic milestone, recording his 400th career save and helping the Red Sox defeat his former team by a final score of 5-2.
And in recording his 400th career save, Jansen joined an all-exclusive list of closers who have recorded at least 400 saves during their careers.
On Twitter, MLB posted the list of closers who have accomplished this feat.
The newest addition to the 400-save club, Kenley Jansen. 👏 pic.twitter.com/RhhbjnjhHt
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) May 11, 2023
With his historic save, Jansen joined Mariano Rivera, Trevor Hoffman, Lee Smith, Francisco Rodriguez, John Franco, and Billy Wagner.
The 35-year-old became the seventh closer to join this all-exclusive club.
But to be in the same category as so many great closers who came before him certainly isn’t something to be taken lightly.
Jansen came up to the Major Leagues with the Los Angeles Dodgers back in 2010 and was with the team until 2021.
There, he won two Reliever of the Year Awards, was a three-time All-Star, and was part of the 2020 World Series championship team.
He joined the Braves in 2022.
Last year, he recorded 41 saves in 48 tries with the Braves as he helped lead them to a 101-win season and their fifth straight NL East title.
This year, it took him just over a month to record nine saves and join the 400-save club.NEXT: Kenley Jansen Was Bringing The Heat Against The Braves