Dodgers to make qualifying offers to Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen
The Dodgers will extend a $17.2 million qualifying offer to third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. Both are expected to reject the QO to head into free agency. They will have draft pick compensation attached to them as a result.
Turner, who turns 32 years old later this month, is the top third baseman available in free agency this offseason. He finished the 2016 campaign batting .275/.339/.493 with 27 home runs and 90 RBI in 622 plate appearances. While a signing team would certainly want to take advantage of his great defense at third base, Turner does have experience playing other positions as well, including second base and shortstop.
Jansen, 29, has been seemingly underrated throughout his seven-year career. This past season, he saved 47 games in 53 chances with a 1.83 ERA and a 104/11 K/BB ratio over 68 2/3 innings.