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Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner lead six Dodgers filing for arbitration

Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner lead six Dodgers filing for arbitration
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will make a lot more money in 2016. (Jabin Botsford / Los Angeles Times)

In their final season before they can become free agents, closer Kenley Jansen and third baseman Justin Turner led six Dodgers filing for arbitration Tuesday.

Jansen and Turner are looking at significant raises. Also filing were catcher Yasmani Grandal, outfielder Scott Van Slyke, and relievers Luis Avilan and Chris Hatcher.

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Jansen earned $7.4 million last season, saving 36 games despite missing the season's first 34 games following foot surgery. He's expected to earn at least $11 million in arbitration.

Turner had a breakout season at age 30 last year, hitting .294 with 16 home runs and 60 RBI in 126 games. Turner, who had knee surgery in October, earned $2.5 million in 2015 and is expected to earn over $5 million this season.

Grandal, Van Slyke, Hatcher and Avilan will be going through the arbitration process for the first time.

Teams and players are scheduled to exchange salary figures by Friday. If a contract is not agreed upon, arbitration hearings are scheduled to begin in February. The Dodgers have not had to go to an arbitrator hearing since 2007 (Joe Beimel).

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