GLENDALE, Ariz. - Pitcher Kenley Jansen and the Dodgers agreed Tuesday on a $4.3 million, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration.
Jansen had 28 saves with a 1.88 ERA last season after he took over the closer's role from Brandon League.
He had been seeking $5.05 million. The Dodgers offered $3.5 million.
Said Jansen: "It's kind of a relief that it's over now. I tried my best not to let it distract me. At the same time, now I can just focus on opening day."
Jansen is one of five closers on the Dodgers spring-training roster, which also includes League, Brian Wilson, Chris Perez and J.P. Howell.