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Kenley Jansen to join Netherlands in WBC semifinals

NLCS - Los Angeles Dodgers v Chicago Cubs - Game Two

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16: Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs during game two of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen will join Team Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic semifinals, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Its opponent is not yet known, but it will be Puerto Rico, the United States, Venezuela, or the Dominican Republic.

Jansen, 29, signed a five-year, $80 million contract to return to the Dodgers in January. He’ll earn far less than that for his participation in the WBC.

This past season, Jansen saved 47 games with a 1.83 ERA and a 104/11 K/BB ratio in 68 2/3 innings for the Dodgers. Needless to say, Jansen is a pretty big addition for the Netherlands.

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