Jensen joins the Cubs after spending the 2012 campaign with Arizona's Triple-A Reno affiliate ... spent the previous seven
seasons with the Cleveland Indians organization (2005-11) ... was selected by Cleveland in the third round of the 2005 draft
and made his big league debut in 2007. ...Is 7-11 with 14 saves and a 3.68 ERA (81 ER/198.0 IP) in 161 big
league relief appearances ... has limited right-handed hitters to a .223
batting average (89-for-400) in parts of four major league seasons.
...In 196 career minor league games (38 starts), has posted a 29-17
record, 11 saves, a 3.32 ERA (152 ER/412.1 IP) and 399 strikeouts.
...Was the Indians 2010 recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award.
...Posted a 4.70 ERA (4 ER/7.2 IP) in seven playoff appearances for the
Indians in 2007.
...Was named to the New York-Penn League All-Star Team in 2005 after
going 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA (21 ER/59.0 IP) in 13 games (11 starts)
with Single-A Mahoning Valley in his first professional season.
...Graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2006 with a degree in communications ... was 17-12 in three seasons with the Commodores, earning
All-SEC Second-Team honors as a junior in 2005.
...Selected by the Indians in the 33rd round of the 2002 draft, but did not
...Is a 2002 graduate of Anderson High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.2012After signing a minor league contract with Arizona, November 21, 2011, Jensen went 7-2 with four saves and a 3.65 ERA
(23 ER/56.2 IP) in 52 relief appearances with Triple-A Reno. ...Held right-handed hitters to a .208 batting average (26-for-125) with
...Posted a 1.04 ERA (2 ER/17.1 IP) while converting a save in his first
15 relief appearances to start the season ... was unscored upon in nine
May appearances (0 ER/9.2 IP).
...Went 2-0 with two saves and a 2.48 ERA (9 ER/32.2 IP) in 29 games
prior to the All-Star break, while posting a 5-2 mark with two saves and
a 5.25 ERA (14 ER/24.0 IP) in 23 relief appearances in the second
...Landed on Reno's disabled list with a left oblique strain, April 24-May 9.2011Appeared in 22 games with Triple-A Columbus, going
3-2 with a 5.14 ERA (16 ER in 28.0 IP) and 2 saves...Did not allow a run in his first 7 outings (8.2 IP)...had a 7.45 ERA (16 ER in 19.1 IP) over his final 15 games...Released by the Indians on June 24.2010Split the season between Cleveland and AAA Columbus, opening the season on the Major League roster and spent five different stints at the big league level with the Indians...28 of his 37 appearances with the Indians were scoreless...Was tied for 15th in the AL with 4 relief wins...Went 1-0 w/a 0.84 ERA in 12 relief appearances in Sept/Oct after his .. nal recall on September 1st...Did not allow a run over his last 11 appearances to end the season to lower his Major League ERA from 4.00 to 2.97 (9.2IP, 3H, 2BB,
11K)...First career ejection on August 3 at Boston for throwing behind Adrian Beltre...Was with CLE from April 5-May 6, May 30-June 23, July 17-19, July 30-Aug. 6 and Sept 1 thru the end of the season...At AAA Columbus he compiled a record of 2-1 with 2 saves and a 2.67ERA in 24 outings (30.1IP, 29H, 9R/ER, 8BB, 30K) and limited right-handed hitters to a .220 (13-59) average against.... Batters hit .232 (13-56) with runners on and .148 (4-27) with RISP...ERA over his .. rst 12 outings at AAA was 1.02 (17.2IP, 15H, 2ER)...RHH hit just .182 (14-77) off him w/0HR allowed with a .532 OPS...Allowed just 1 HR in 36.1IP on the year after allowing 13 in 66.1IP in 2009...Batters hit .231 (6-26) with RISP and .214 (3-14) with RISP-2outs...Overall on the year MLB
hitters batted just .215 (28-130) off him...Home:1-1-0, 1.76ERA (15.1IP,3ER) 13G.2009Spent most the season in the Cleveland bullpen save a five-week stint in AAA Columbus only to return and pitch effectively over the last six weeks of the season after struggling early on...Was counted on heavily entering the season only to go 2-3 w/ a save and a 5.03 ERA in 28 relief appearances (39.1IP, 40H, 22ER, 16BB, 36SO,
.268AVG) before being optioned on Triple A on June 26...Earned save on May 4 at Toronto after suffering blown saves in middle-inning appearances in four of his first 13 outings from April 6-May 5...Fanned a career-high five batters on May 12 vs. CWS...Tossed a career-high 3.1 IP
two times this year, June 10 vs. KC & Sept. 9 vs. Texas...At Triple-A Columbus he did not allow a run over his 12 appearances covering 18.2 innings (13H, 0R, 7BB, 28 SO) and limited Triple-A hitters to a .200 (13-65) average against while averaging 13.5 strikeouts per 9.0 IP...Right-handed hitters were just 5 for 40 (.125) off
him as he limited hitters to a .133 (4-30) average with runners on...Recalled on August 1 and spent remainder of the season with Cleveland, going 0-1 w/a 4.00 ERA in 19 appearances
(27.0 IP, 22 H, 12 ER, 13 BB, 26 K, .220 AVG)...Allowed 13 HR in 66.1.IP (1.8 HR per 9.0 IP)...Over his last 17 outings from August 8th on he had an ERA of 3.65 ERA (24.2 IP, 19 H, 10 ER, .211 AVG)...September was strong, posting an ERA of 3.21 in 10 games (14.0 IP, 12 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 13K, .231 AVG)...25 of his 47 outings were scoreless...RH hitters had an OPS/average of .640/.205 compared to a .987 OPS/.299 mark by lefties(.607 SLG)...Batters hit .231 (28-120) off him with runners on base and .254 (16-63) with RISP...Overall hitters batted .249 (62-249) on the year w/13 HR.2008Spent the majority of the season in the Tribe bullpen and was very effective in the closer role over the final 2 months of the season, going 13 for 13 in save situations after recording his first Major League save on August 8 at Toronto...Overall on the year 32 of his 51 outings were scoreless and from July 29 thru the end of the season he compiled an ERA of 2.30 (27.1IP, 21H, 7ER, 8BB, 23K, 13SV, .214avg)...Was 0-0-6 in 11 September outings
w/a 1.54 ERA (11.2IP, 8H, 2ER, 4BB, 10K, .195 AVG)...His 13 saves were T14th among AL relievers...Was 13 for 14 for the entire season in saves...Started the year in the Tribe bullpen and was optioned to AAA Buffalo on May 24 to work on his mechanics and command...Was 0-2 w/a 3.58 ERA in 20 games at the time (27.2IP, 29H, 11ER, 15BB, 19K)...AAA- Went 1-2-1 w/a 3.60 ERA in 11 outings for the Bisons (20.0IP, 16H, 8ER, 8BB, 18K) around a brief 2 day call-up, June 2-4, when the club need relief help in Texas (app'd on 6/3 @TEX, 3.0IP, 3H, 2R/ER, 3K)...7 of his 11 outings in Buffalo went 2.0IP or more...Limited AAA hitters to a .219 (16-73) avg against, including a .189 (7-37) mark vs. RHH...Batters were 7 for 33 (.212) off him with runners on and 2 for 16 (.125) with RISP...Recalled for final time on July 4 and spent the remainder of the season in Cleveland (30G, 3.83ERA, 35.1IP, 36H, 15ER)...Assumed the closer role in August and stabilized the bullpen... Struck out the side for his 6th save on August 23 @TEX...STATS- Batters hit .252 (34-135) with runners on and .225 (18-80) with RISP and .195 (9-46) with RISP-2outs...MLB batters hit .266 (68-256, 8HR) off him...Another product of the club's Player Development System, splitting the 2007 season in relief between AA Akron and AAA Buffalo before becoming a very effective reliever for Eric Wedge over the last two months of the season...Began the year at Akron where he went 2-0 w/a save and a 1.85 ERA in 24 relief outings (39.0IP, 27H, 8ER, 13BB, 49K) and was promoted to AAA Buffalo on 6/14...Pitched for Tribe in Civil Rights Game in Memphis on 3/31...At Buffalo he has posted a record of 1-0 w/a save and a 1.38 ERA in 10 games, 8 of which were scoreless (13.0IP, 5H, 2R/ER, 4BB, 12K, .116avg)...Combined on the year he has limited minor league hitters to a .177 (32-181, 3HR) average against and after 5/1 his ERA was 0.68 (40.0IP, 18H, 3ER, 48K)...Became the 18th member of the 2005 draft to reach the big leagues when his contract was purchased from AAA Buffalo on 7/13...Made Major League debut on 7/16 vs. Chicago-AL (1.1IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 2K)...On the year 21 of his 26 outings were scoreless...From 8/25 thru the end of the season he posted an ERA of 0.57 (15.2IP, 7H, 1ER, 15K) and recorded his first Major League win on 9/18 vs. Detroit (3.0IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 4K, HB)...Did not allow a run over his last 8 outings (9.2IP) and had a 0.69 ERA in 10 Sept. games (13.0IP, 6H, 1R/ER, 15K)...From 8/4 thru the end of the season his ERA was 1.31 (20.2IP, 16H, 3ER)... MLB hitters batted .234 (26-111, 1HR) off him and only 4 of his 19 inherited runners scored (21%)...Went 0-0 w/a 4.70 ERA in 7 postseason outings (7.2IP, 6H, 4R/ER).2007Another product of the club's Player Development System, splitting the 2007 season in relief between AA Akron and AAA Buffalo before becoming a very effective reliever for Eric Wedge over the last two months of the season... The Cincinnati, OH native began the year at Akron where he went 2-0 w/a save and a 1.85 ERA in 24 relief outings (39.0IP, 27H, 8ER, 13BB, 49K) and was promoted to AAA Buffalo on June 14... At Buffalo he has posted a record of 1-0 w/a save and a 1.38 ERA in 10 games, 8 of which were scoreless (13.0IP, 5H, 2R/ER, 4BB, 12K, .116avg)...Combined on the year he has limited minor league hitters to a .177 (32-181, 3HR) average against and after May 1 his ERA stands at 0.68 (40.0IP, 18H, 3ER, 48K) ... at CLEVELAND - Became the 18th member of the 2005 draft to reach the big leagues when his contract was purchased from AAA Buffalo on July 13... Made Major League debut on July 16 vs. Chicago-AL (1.1IP, OH, OR, 3BB, 2K) ...On the year he posted a record of 1-1 w/a 2.15 ERA in 26 outings (29.1IP, 26H, 7ER, 10BB, 34K) as 21 of his 26 outings were scoreless... From August zs" thru the end of the season he posted an ERA of 0.57 (15.2IP, 7H, 1ER, 15K) and recorded his first Major League win on Sept. 18 vs. Detroit (3.0IP, OH, OR, OBB, 4K, HB)... Did not allow a run over his last 8 outings (9.2IP) and had a 0.69 ERA in 10 September games (13.0IP, 6H, 1R/ER, 15K)... From August 4 thru the end of the season his ERA was 1.31 (20.2IP, 16H, 3ER) ... With runners on base MLB hitters batted .246 (14-57) off him, .222 (8-36) w/RISP and .118 (2-17) with RISP-20uts.2006The Cincinnati, OH native spent the 2005 and 2006 seasons in a starting role between rookie Mahoning Valley, A Kinston and AA Akron and was converted to relief for the 2007 campaign...Ranked 2nd in 2006 in the Indians Player Development System in strikeouts (138) and 4th in innings pitched (147.2) between Kinston (7-6, 3.99ERA, 21GS) and Akron (1-2, 3.89ERA, 7GS)...In 2005 at Mahoning Valley (4-2, 3.60ERA) was named to the New York-Penn League All-Star team.2005Made his professional debut with Short-Season A Mahoning Valley...was named to the New York-Penn League All-Star Team, going 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA (21 ER in 59.0 IP) in 13 games (11 starts).