Kenley Jansen Remembers Former Dodgers Reliever And Coach Ken Howell, Who Passed Away At Age Of 57
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Former Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher and Ken Howell passed away Friday at the age of 57. He was selected by the Dodgers in the third round of the 1982 MLB Draft.

Howell spent the first five seasons of his career with the Dodgers, going 18-29 with 31 saves and a 3.95 ERA. He was included in a trade to the Baltimore Orioles that sent Eddie Murray to the Dodgers, then Howell was moved four days later to the Philadelphia Phillies.

That’s where his playing career concluded, with two years spent pitching as a starter. Howell then went on to spend 14 years working as a coach in the Dodgers organization.

Among the players he impacted was Kenley Jansen, who remembered his former coach and offered condolences on Twitter:

Howell’s post-playing career with the Dodgers began in 2002 as pitching coach for Single-A Vero Beach. He was promoted to bullpen coach in 2008 and was part of the Dodgers Major League staff for the next eight years.

Howell remained bullpen coach until 2013, then was assistant pitching coach to Rick Honeycutt from 2014-15. Howell dealt with complications from diabetes throughout his coaching career.