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Dodgers Settle With Jansen And Turner, Avoid Arbitration

Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner

On a day when salary figures are to be exchanged between players who filed for arbitration and their respective teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers reached agreements with all four of their players who filed.

News of Chris Heisey agreeing to terms leaked Thursday and the Dodgers confirmed it Friday morning. Shortly after, it was reported Juan Nicasio and the Dodgers settled on a $2.3 million salary for 2015, and that was followed by news of the Dodgers avoiding arbitration with Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner, according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times:

The $2.5 million salary for Turner is slightly more than what MLB Trade Rumors projected, while Jansen’s 2015 salary is lower than their projection.

Turner is coming off a year in which he played a valuable role for the Dodgers after making the team on a Minor-League contract with a non-roster invite to Spring Training. In 109 games played, his most since 2011, Turner hit .340/.404/.493, drove in 43 runs and filled in throughout the infield.

Jansen earned 44 saves in his first full season as closer and now sits fourth on the Dodgers’ all-time saves list. The power right-hander got off to a struggling start in 2014 before rectifying his issues and settling in for the remainder of the season.

The Dodgers and Jansen avoided arbitration last year when the reliever signed for $4.3 million; Jansen can become a free agent in 2017.

With the four signings, the Dodgers once again avoided arbitration with any of their players, which leaves 2007 as the last time they went to a hearing — a win over Joe Beimel.

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