The Dodgers avoided arbitration with Kenley Jansen on Tuesday, signing their closer to a one-year, $4.3 million contract.
Jansen had filed for $5.05 million and the Dodgers for $3.5 million. If the two sides couldn’t find middle ground in the next week, they would have had to present their case before an arbitration panel Feb. 18 in Tampa. The panel would have to decide to award Jansen either his salary request or the team’s.
The contract pays Jansen slightly more than the $4.275 midpoint of the two dollar values.