Kenley Jansen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kenley Jansen says he'll pitch for Netherlands in next round of World Baseball Classic

    CBS Sports "Japan and the Netherlands have already qualified for the four-team, single-elimination championship round of the 2017 World Baseball Classic ( scores, schedule, standings ) that starts March 20 in Dodger Stadium. That’s good news for the upstart Dutch, of course. Here’s more good news ......" March 16

  • Dodgers' Kenley Jansen leaving door open to WBC

    Orange County Register "Picture Kenley Jansen dressed in black and orange standing on the pitcher’s mound at Dodger Stadium to close out a game. “Imagine that,” Jansen said with a laugh. “Hey, Dodgers fans – it’s my country. How awesome would that be?” Team Netherlands – which includes Jansen’s native Curacao –..." March 08

  • Kenley Jansen turns down record deal to stay with Dodgers

    USA Today "Even as they were starting to build their current stretch of four consecutive NL West titles, the Los Angeles Dodgers were dogged by reports that they had a toxic clubhouse mix. That was one of the issues president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman wanted to address when he joined the club..." February 16

  • Dodgers formally announce Kenley Jansen signing, designate Micah Johnson for assignment

    Hardball Talk "After nearly a month, the Dodgers made the signing of closer Kenley Jansen official on Tuesday. To create roster space on the 40-man roster, the club designated second baseman Micah Johnson for assignment, per Eric Stephen of SB Nation’s True Blue LA. Jansen, 29, agreed to a five-year, $80..." January 10

  • Dodgers Close To Deal With Kenley Jansen

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers are close to a deal to bring back closer Kenley Jansen, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). It would seem that Monday has the makings of a big day for the Dodgers and their fans, as multiple reports today have indicated that the Dodgers are also progressing toward a..." December 12

  • Kenley Jansen agree to five-year deal worth $80 million

    SI "The Los Angeles Dodgers and reliever Kenley Jansen have agreed to a five-year deal, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The deal is reportedly worth $80 million, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden. Jansen finished last season with a 1.83 ERA, 47 saves and 104 strikeouts in 68 2/3 innings..." December 12

  • The win-now Nationals are hunting for a new closer and Jansen may be the solution

    CBS Sports "The Washington Nationals have had an eventful week. General manager Mike Rizzo traded for Adam Eaton on Wednesday, then traded away Danny Espinosa on Saturday. Now Rizzo is hunting for a new closer. The Nationals have been tied to Chicago White Sox fireman David Robertson and Tampa Bay Rays..." December 12

  • Nationals making push for Jansen

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rival executives don’t expect the Dodgers to match the Marlins’ offer, per Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times (Twitter link). The Nationals are now “making a push” for Jansen, reports FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (Twitter links). However, the Nats are “uncomfortable” with the financial..." December 08

  • Kenley Jansen? Wade Davis? Cubs Keeping an Open Mind For the Ninth Inning

    CSN Chicago "The San Francisco Giants had been three outs away from forcing an elimination game that Johnny Cueto would have started at Wrigley Field – and five different relievers couldn’t protect a three-run lead against a Cubs team that made a stunning comeback. That October crash reverberated throughout..." December 06

  • How top closers available Chapman, Jansen, Melancon get their outs

    CBS Sports "Over the weekend, the Cardinals signed left-handed reliever Brett Cecil to a surprising four-year deal worth more than $30 million. That contract inspired curiosity; if a good setup man is receiving so much, then how rich are the elite closers -- Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen, and Mark Melancon..." November 22

  • Kenley Jansen is Marlins’ top target

    Fanrag Sports "The Miami Marlins would love to sign Kenley Jansen if the market breaks right for them. They are considering the idea of putting together a super pen since there aren’t the types of starters available at reasonable cost to help them upgrade their rotation in a meaningful way. One thing in their..." November 17

  • Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen turn down qualifying offers

    Hardball Talk "More qualifying offer news coming in: Jon Heyman reports that free agents Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen, late of the Dodgers, have each decided to turn down their qualifying offers. Again, no surprises here. Turner hit 27 home runs in 2016 and has a 136 OPS+in 386 games over the last three..." November 14

  • Dodgers’ Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen to decline qualifying offers

    Fanrag Sports "Despite the Los Angeles Dodgers reaching the NLCS in 2016, it appears that the club’s roster may look a little different come spring training. While the Dodgers previously extended qualifying offers to both third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen, the tandem of looming free agents..." November 14

  • Dodgers to make qualifying offers to Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen

    Hardball Talk "The Dodgers will extend a $17.2 million qualifying offer to third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Both are expected to reject the QO to head into free agency. They will have draft pick compensation attached to them as a result. Turner, who..." November 07

  • Britton, Jansen earn Reliever of Year honors "Zach Britton of the Orioles and Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers were named winners of the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award and the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award, respectively, in a ceremony by Major League Baseball and presenting sponsor The..." October 30