The Los Angeles Dodgers extended one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offers to Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner on Monday. Teams had until 2 p.m. PT to tender the one-year pact to their eligible free agents.
Jansen recorded 47 saves in 53 appearances this season, with a 1.83 ERA, 1.44 FIP and 0.67 WHIP. He tallied 104 strikeouts to just 11 walks over 68.2 innings pitched. Jansen earned a trip to his first All-Star Game, recently won the Trevor Hoffman Award, which is given to the National League’s best reliever.
In 11.2 postseason innings Jansen allowed just five hits and four runs while striking out 19. In the NL Championship series against the Chicago Cubs, he threw 6.1 shutout innings, allowing one hit and recording 10 strikeouts without issuing a walk.
Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman recently said that re-signing Jansen is a priority for the team.
In 386 games over three seasons with the Dodgers, Turner hit .296/.364/.492 with 81 doubles, 50 home runs, 193 RBI and a 136 OPS+. This season marked the first of his career as an everyday player. Turner is nominated for a Rawlings Gold Glove at third base.
Jansen and Turner were among 10 Major League players who received the qualifying offer. Players have seven days — by 2 p.m. PT on Monday, Nov. 14 — to formally accept or reject the one-year deal, and Jansen and Turner are expected to turn it down.
At that point they will be free to sign with any club, and the Dodgers will receive a compensatory pick in the 2017 Draft should either player sign elsewhere.
The value of the qualifying offer is comprised of the average of the top 125 salaries in the Majors in 2016. Last season it was set at $15.8 million, with the rise marking the largest between seasons since the system was put in place.