Turner Agrees To 4-Year/$64 Million In Return To Dodgers
- Updated: December 13, 2016
Updated: Dec 13, 8:50 am
In 2016, Turner had a career year at the plate batting, .275, with 34 doubles, three triples, 27 Home Runs, 90 RBI’s, and 48 walks, while finishing 9th in the voting for league MVP.
Original Post: Dec 12
The last of the “big three” closers has finally found a landing spot. Kenley Jansen, according to multiple media outlets, has agreed to re-sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers for five years and a reported $80 million. There were rumors of a few other teams in the mix for 29-year old pitcher, including the Yankees and the Marlins, but in the end familiarity won out (and a whole bunch of money).
Jansen and Dodgers agree on 5yr $80m deal according to Dodgers source confirmed.
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) December 12, 2016
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 12, 2016
Jansen agrees to 5 year deal to return to dodgershttps://t.co/muRd3cT33s
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 12, 2016
Jansen had a great 2016 and continued to be a force at the end of the game for the Dodgers. In 71 appearances last season, Jansen recorded a career-high 47 saves in 68.2 innings. He recorded his third career 100+ strikeout season and earned himself an All-Star nod.
Once the market was set after the Yankees signed Aroldis Chapman to a monstrous contract, the suitors for Jansen and his price tag narrowed. It appears now that the teams that lost out on Jansen, Chapman, and Mark Melancon will now turn their efforts to the trade market with David Robertson of the White Sox the likely target.
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