By Stan Son, Dodgers Correspondent, Fri, Jan 16th 2:05pm EST
The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with stud closer Kenley Jansen and signed him for 2015 at $7.425 million. (Source: Dylan Hernandez on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Jansen is one of the top closers in fantasy. In 2014, he posted a 2.76 ERA, saved 44 games, and struck out 101 batters in 65 innings pitched. It will be curious how the Dodgers approach Jansen long-term as David Robertson recently signed a four-year $46 million deal with the Chicago White Sox. While we do not advocate drafting closers early, Jansen should approach the 40 save mark again and continue to strike out over a batter an inning. The upgraded Dodgers defense should help as well.