Dodgers avoid salary arbitration with Kenley Jansen

Dodgers avoid salary arbitration with Kenley Jansen
Kenley Jansen delivers a pitch against St. Louis in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 14, 2013. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

The Dodgers settled the last of their potential arbitration cases Friday, as they signed closer Kenley Jansen to a new contract, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke under condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been officially announced.

Under the terms of the one-year deal, Jansen will earn $10.65 million this year, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported.


This marks the final year of arbitration eligibility for Jansen, who can become a free agent at the end of the season. Jansen earned $7.425 million last year, when he posted a 2.41 earned-run average and saved 36 games.

Jansen was one of four arbitration-eligible players to sign with the Dodgers on Friday, along with third baseman Justin Turner, catcher Yasmani Grandal and left-hander Luis Avilan.

The last time the Dodgers faced a player in an arbitration hearing was in 2007, when they beat left-hander Joe Beimel.

Counting Jansen's deal, the Dodgers now have a payroll of around $200 million for the upcoming season.