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Kenley Jansen's Deal With Dodgers Includes Opt-Out Clause

Jan 11, 2017 8:39 AM

Kenley Jansen's five-year, $80 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers was finalized on Tuesday and it includes an opt-out clause.

The contract has an opt-out after the 2019 season, giving Jansen the opportunity to become a free agent once again, if he desires.

Jansen will reportedly get a $4 million signing bonus, $10 million in 2017 and 2018, $18 million in 2019 and 2020, and finally $20 million in 2021. If Jansen were to opt out after three seasons, he would leave $38 million on the table.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Yasmani Grandal Narrowly Avoided Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Jan 10, 2017 7:46 AM

Yasmani Grandal was at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport when a man opened fire, killing five and wounding eight on Friday.

Grandal narrowly avoided being part of the tragic news.

The 28-year-old was born in Cuba but went to high school in Miami and also attended the University of Miami.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

Twins Likely To Decide On Brian Dozier's Future Soon

Jan 5, 2017 7:23 AM

The Minnesota Twins may be nearing a resolution on Brian Dozier's future.

Indications around Major League Baseball suggest that trade discussions involving Dozier will conclude in the next week or so -- whether or not he is moved.

The Los Angeles Dodgers remain in talks with the Twins on a deal.

Jason Beck/MLB

Tags: Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Several Clubs Interested In Brian Dozier

Dec 27, 2016 12:55 AM

Coming off a season in which he set the AL record for home runs by a second baseman, Brian Dozier has been the center of trade talks since the Winter Meetings. The Dodgers have been in talks with the Twins to try and acquire his services, but Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News in Minnesota reports Los Angeles is not alone.

The Cardinals have joined the Dodgers as a team that is "very much" in the running to land Dozier, according to Wolfson, who added the Nationals and Giants also "remain in dialogue" with the Twins.


Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers, Twins Aren't Progressing On Brian Dozier Trade

Dec 22, 2016 7:44 AM

Talks between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins on a Brian Dozier trade haven't progressed, according to a report.

It had been reported that the two sides agreed on Jose De Leon as the centerpiece of a possible deal, but they are still "at a standstill ... if not an impasse."

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Record Six Teams To Pay Luxury Tax This Season

Dec 17, 2016 1:37 AM

A record six teams are paying baseball's luxury tax this season, led by the Dodgers at $31.8 million and the Yankees at $27.4 million.

The Red Sox ($4.5 million), Tigers ($4 million), Giants ($3.4 million) and the World Series champion Cubs ($2.96 million) also were sent bills Friday by the commissioner's office, according to information obtained by The Associated Press.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, Legal, Misc Rumor

Dodgers, Twins Continue To Discuss Brian Dozier Trade

Dec 15, 2016 7:08 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Minnesota Twins have had ongoing discussions regarding a possible trade centered around Brian Dozier, according to sources.

No deal is close, but the two sides "remain in dialogue."

The Dodgers would like to play Dozier at second base with Chase Utley a free agent.

Dozier has two years and $15 million left on his contract.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dodgers Nearing Four-Year, $64M Deal With Justin Turner

Dec 13, 2016 5:54 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been discussing a four-year, $64 million deal with Justin Turner, according to a report.

The value of the deal could be larger once the final numbers are determined.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Justin Turner Close To Deal With Dodgers

Dec 13, 2016 10:52 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a contract offer on the table to re-sign Justin Turner, and the two sides are close to a deal, according to a source.

Turner signed with the Dodgers before the 2014 season.

He had his best major league season in 2016, batting .275 with a .493 slugging percentage, well above his career mark of .439. Turner easily established career bests in home runs (27), RBIs (90) and doubles (34).

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Dodgers, Kenley Jansen Agree To Five-Year, $80M Deal

Dec 13, 2016 2:39 AM

Kenley Jansen and the Dodgers have agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal, a Dodgers source confirmed to ESPN's Jim Bowden on Monday.

Jansen had a trio of teams chasing him as finalists for his services: the Nationals, Marlins and Dodgers. League sources told Bowden that Jansen had better offers from both the Nationals and Marlins but wanted to stay home and was willing to take less to do it.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Wade Davis May Be Logical Trade Target For Dodgers
It has been reported that the Royals are willing to listen to trade offers for a number of their core players, including Wade Davis.

Ken Gurnick/MLB

Rich Hill's Deal With Dodgers Is Worth $48M Over Three Years
The Dodgers have officially re-signed Rich Hill, inking him to a new three-year, $48 million deal.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Several Teams Interested In Trading For Brian Dozier
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been linked to Dozier, but the seriousness of those reports has come into question.

Darren Wolfson/5 Eyewitness News

Padres 'Aggressively Shopping' Yangervis Solarte
The Padres are "aggressively shopping" Yangervis Solarte and the Dodgers are among the interested clubs.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Dodgers Appear Close To Signing Rich Hill
Left-handed pitcher Rich Hill is considered one of the top free-agents starters on the market.


Astros, Dodgers, Rangers, Yankees In 'Full Pursuit' Of Rich Hill
Rich Hill is drawing a lot of interest as a free agent as the Astros, Dodgers, Rangers and Yankees are in "full pursuit" of the left-hander.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Dodgers Deny Being Under 'Mandate' To Cut Debt
The Dodgers insist they are under no orders from Major League Baseball to curtail debt, despite a report that indicated otherwise this past weekend.

Doug Padilla/ESPN

Alex Guerrero To Play In Japan Next Season
Former Dodgers utility man Alex Guerrero has signed with the Chunichi Dragons of the Nippon Organization in Japan.


Dodgers Interested In Re-Signing Chase Utley
The Dodgers remain "very open" to re-signing Chase Utley to be part of their infield.

R.J. Anderson/CBS Sports

Ian Kinsler Won't Waive No-Trade Clause Without Extension
Ian Kinsler isn't interested in waiving his no-trade clause unless his new team reaches an agreement on a contract extension with him.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Dodgers Have Contacted Twins About Brian Dozier
The Dodgers are looking for a solution at second base and have made contact with the Twins about Brian Dozier.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tigers, Dodgers Have Discussed Ian Kinsler Trade
Ian Kinsler has a partial no-trade clause that will impact talks.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Terry Francona, Dave Roberts Named Managers Of The Year
Terry Francona and Dave Roberts were named Manager of the Year in the American and National League, respectively, on Tuesday.

RealGM Staff Report

Corey Seager Named NL Rookie Of The Year
Corey Seager was unanimously named the National League's Rookie of the Year on Monday night.

RealGM Staff Report

Phillies Acquire Howie Kendrick In Trade With Dodgers
The Dodgers have traded Howie Kendrick to the Phillies for Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Howie Kendrick Would Prefer To Be Traded
Howie Kendrick's name had already been mentioned in trade rumors as the Dodgers look for a possible suitor.

Jon Heyman/Fan Rag

Dodgers Exploring Trade Options For Howie Kendrick
The Phillies and Angels were named as potential destinations in the report by Ken Rosenthal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Scott Kazmir Won't Opt Out Of Contract With Dodgers
Scott Kazmir has two years and $32 million left on the deal he signed with the Dodgers last winter.

Matt Kelly/MLB

Source: M's Acquire Catcher Carlos Ruiz From Dodgers
Carlos Ruiz had a combined .264 batting average in 2016 with 3 home runs and 15 RBIs in 62 games with the Dodgers and Phillies.


Zach Britton, Kenley Jansen Named MLB's Top Relievers
Zach Britton converted all 47 save chances and had a 0.54 ERA, and Kenley Jansen also had 47 saves.