Justin Turner, Yasmani Grandal, Kenley Jansen, Luis Avilan agree to terms with Dodgers.

Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen converted 36 of 38 save opportunities for the Dodgers in 2015. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers have agreed to terms with all four of their remaining arbitration-eligible players: infielder Justin Turner, catcher Yasmani Grandal, and pitchers Kenley Jansen and Luis Avilan. According to Jon Heyman, Turner will make $5.1 million, Grandal $2.8 million, Jansen $10.65 million and Avilan $1.39 million.

Friday was the deadline for teams to reach agreements with their arbitration-eligible players before each side proposed a 2016 salary figure. The Dodgers haven’t gone to arbitration with a player since pitcher Joe Beimel in 2007.

Jansen made $7.425 million in 2015, when he recorded 36 saves (seventh in the National League) despite missing the first month of the season. His 2016 salary is the second-highest ever for a closer in his final year of arbitration eligibility, trailing only Jonathan Papelbon’s $12 million salary with the Boston Red Sox in 2011.

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Watch: Kenley Jansen pitches a simulated inning at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers staged simulated games Tuesday and Wednesday as part of their pre-series workouts for the NLDS against the New York Mets. Game 1 is Friday at Dodger Stadium.

On Tuesday, Brett Anderson, Joel Peralta, Juan Nicasio and Carlos Frias faced a group of batters. Wednesday was a bullpen game: Kenley Jansen, J.P. Howell, Chris Hatcher, Luis Avilan, Pedro Baez and Yimi Garcia all threw simulated innings. Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick and Adrian Gonzalez were among the batters.

The sim game ended when Gonzalez hit a home run off Garcia

Here is the (edited for time) video of Jansen’s inning:

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Pedro Martinez endorses Alex Wood going to the bullpen.

Alex Wood said today that he is preparing to pitch out of the bullpen in Games 1 through 3 of the National League Division Series against the New York Mets, and maybe beyond.

Pedro Martinez endorses this idea.

The Hall of Fame pitcher, speaking on a conference call with other TBS broadcasters on Wednesday morning, was thinking along the same lines of the Dodgers’ staff for their middle relief innings.

“I think they have to pull one of those starters that is used to pitching in those middle innings to try to get righties and lefties out,” Martinez said. “If they can pull one of those starters, they can build a bridge to get to (closer Kenley) Jansen.”

Martinez is a studio analyst for TBS, which holds the right to the entire first round of National Legaue games. The network assigned Ernie Johnson, Ron Darling, Cal Ripken and reporter Sam Ryan to the Dodgers-Mets series.

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After scare in June, Kenley Jansen will be available in Colorado

Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Dodgers

 

The Dodgers will be off to Colorado for a three-game series with the Rockies beginning Friday. The last time the Dodgers were there, closer Kenley Jansen was unavailable to pitch the final game of that series on June 3. It turns out, he had high blood pressure.

Mattingly on Tuesday said he expects Jansen to be fully available with no limitations when the team hits the Mile High city (Denver) again.

“I’m expecting him to be available, for sure,” Mattingly said. “I’m sure Stan (Conte) will have some precautions, things that we have to look out for and he’ll have to pay attention to going into that.”

Mattingly said one precaution all players need to take for the high elevation at Colorado is staying hydrated.

Conte is vice president of medical services for the Dodgers.

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