LA Dodgers give closer $4.3million

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The Los Angeles Dodgers managed to avoid arbitration with closing pitcher Kenley Jansen after agreeing a one-year deal worth $4.3million, reports ESPN.

Negotiations between Jansen and the Dodgers had hit an apparent standstill with the player demanding $5.05million and the team only offering $3.5million.

With an arbitration meeting scheduled for February 18th it was looking increasingly likely of heading that way.

However, both parties agreed on a compromise and have now agreed terms on a new one-year deal valued at $4.3million.

The Dodgers have not seen a contract case reach arbitration since 2007.

Jansen went 4-3 with a 1.88 ERA and 28 saves in 2013. He followed those stats up with 11 strikeouts in 76 2/3 innings after assuming the position from struggling veteran Brandon League in May.

It was Jansen's fourth season in the major leagues.

The Dodgers have now completed one of the most expensive bullpen line-ups ever seen in baseball, reportedly adding up to more than $30million this season. 

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