The Los Angeles Dodgers and Kenley Jansen have agreed on a 5 year, $80 million deal, according to Jim Bowden. Ken Rosenthal has also confirmed those figures.
Jansen was considered to be, along with Aroldis Chapman, the class of the free agent reliever class, and the general consensus was that he would end up back with Los Angeles.
I’m still kind of having a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that closers are getting these sorts of contracts. $16 million per year for a relief pitcher seems nuts, especially for five years, but that’s what they are apparently getting.
The Dodgers are apparently also close to re-upping third baseman Justin Turner on a four year deal.