Los Angeles Dodgers sign right handed relief pitcher Kenley Jansen to a five year deal
Lake Charles, Louisiana
December 12, 2016 6:45pm CST
Los Angeles Dodgers right handed relief pitcher Kenley Jansen on Monday has signed a five year, $80 million dollar contract with the only team he has pitched for since he made his debut in the Major Leagues in 2010. Jansen, 29, had offers as a free agent to leave the Dodgers to pitch as the closer with the Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals before he decided to stay with the Dodgers. His contract does have a opt out clause after the 2019 Major League Baseball season. Jansen pitched in 72 games for the Dodgers in a relief pitcher role during the 2016 Major League Baseball season posting a record of 3 wins and 2 losses with an earned run average of 1.83 with 47 saves. Jansen was the winner of the Trevor Hoffman National League Relief Pitcher Award during the 2016 Major League Baseball season.
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