Braves signs Kenley Jansen to a one-year, $16 million deal


For the first time since 2013, someone not named Kenley Jansen will be the Dodgers’ seamen on Opening Day.

Jansen and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a one-year, $16 million deal. The team announced this on Fridayofficially retiring from the Dodgers after 12 seasons.

Jansen caught up last year. The right-hander posted a 2.22 earned run average with 38 saves in 69 appearances after what he expected, at least, to be three underperforming seasons. Jansen recovered by countering his drop in speed with a more varied pitch mix.

But the Dodgers were unwilling to pay a premium for a 34-year-old helper, even one as important to the Dodgers as Jansen over the past decade.

At the peak of his powers – he was the best helper in the majors in 2016 and 2017 – Jansen almost exclusively threw a cutter. Last season he used his slider and sinker more than ever. It helped regain some of the lost speed.

The Dodgers signed Jansen as a catcher from Curaçao in 2004. He reached the majors as a reliever in 2010 and came closer in 2012. Ten years later he is the leader of the franchise with 350 saves. Braves signs Kenley Jansen to a one-year, $16 million deal

Andrew Schnitker

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