Dodgers reportedly agree to terms on a five-year, $80 million contract with RHP Kenley Jansen
According to multiple reports, the Dodgers have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with RHP Kenley Jansen. Details are still coming in. Jansen’s deal is expected to include an opt-out clause.
Updated 1:30pm CST – Jansen’s five-year deal with the Dodgers includes an opt-out after three seasons.
The Marlins and Nationals were also in on Jansen, but he decided to return to the Dodgers.
The Dodgers are reportedly nearing agreement on a four-year contract with 3B Justin Turner as well.
The Dodgers set their sights on re-signing LHP Rich Hill, RHP Kenley Jansen and 3B Justin Turner this off-season and appear to be close to achieving the third of their three goals.
Kenley Jansen will sign the second largest contract ever by a relief pitcher. Jansen’s five-year, $80 million contract is second to only Aroldis Chapman’s five-year, $86 million deal he inked with the Yankees last week.
The three biggest contracts ever handed out to relievers have been completed in the last seven days … Aroldis Chapman – Yankees (five years, $86 million), Kenley Jansen – Dodgers (five years, $80 million) and Mark Melancon – Giants (four years, $62 million).