Dodgers sign Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner, Juan Nicasio to avoid arbitration

first_imgWith all their pre-arbitration players signed, the Dodgers’ actual payroll for players under contract — including some who are no longer on their roster — is a little more than $265 million.Jansen saved 44 games in 49 opportunities last season, his first full year as the Dodgers’ closer. He is expected to reprise the role in 2015 with a noticeably different group of set-up men. The 27-year-old right-hander has one year of arbitration eligibility remaining. He made $4.3 million in 2014.Turner, 30, batted .340 as a reserve infielder in a breakout 2014 campaign. That allowed him to more than double his salary; Turner made $1 million in his first season with the Dodgers after being non-tendered by the Mets in 2013.Turner is expected to reprise his role as a fifth infielder and pinch-hitter extraordinaire in 2015.Nicasio, acquired from the Colorado Rockies in November, is expected to compete for a bullpen job in spring training. He made $2.025 million in 2014, then posted a 5.92 earned-run average as a starter and was demoted to the Rockies’ bullpen. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers have reached agreement on one-year contracts with Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner and Juan Nicasio, their three remaining arbitration-eligible players. According to multiple reports Friday, the Dodgers will pay the quartet $12.225 million: $7.425 million to Jansen, $2.5 million to Turner and $2.3 million to Nicasio.The Dodgers previously agreed to terms with catcher A.J. Ellis, outfielder Chris Heisey and infielder Darwin Barney. Friday was the deadline for players to exchange salary proposals if they could not agree to terms on a 2015 contract. The Dodgers haven’t taken a player to salary arbitration since pitcher Joe Beimel in 2007.In addition, the Miami Marlins reached an agreement with second baseman Dee Gordon for a reported $2.5 million salary Friday. The Dodgers previously agreed to pay Gordon’s 2015 salary when they traded him, Dan Haren and Miguel Rojas to the Marlins in December. last_img

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