Source: Jansen to LA; Turner reportedly follows

December 12th, 2016

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers edited the narrative that they would suddenly go frugal this winter by re-signing closer on Monday and reportedly agreeing to a deal with third baseman , their two biggest free agents.

According to baseball sources, the 29-year-old Jansen agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal with an opt-out after three years. The 32-year-old Turner agreed to a deal for four years and $64 million, according to a report by MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

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The club has not confirmed any of the reports, normal procedure when physical exams are pending. But adding to the signing of starting pitcher last week, the team apparently has committed $192 million for the three players crucial to getting the Dodgers to a fifth consecutive National League West title and beyond in 2017.

That means the heavy lifting for the shopping season is over, except for filling holes at second base and setup relief, with surpluses in the outfield and starting pitching as trade bait.

Among possible targets at second base are Minnesota's , as well as free agent , who wants to return to Los Angeles.

The Dodgers pursued free agent as insurance if Jansen signed elsewhere, but they might lower their sights in a plentiful market for relievers.

Jansen, the NL Reliever of the Year, earned his first All-Star selection in 2016, when he also rewrote the Dodgers' record book, supplanting Eric Gagne as the franchise's all-time saves leader while tying for second in MLB with 47 saves.

Jansen was second among NL relievers with a 1.83 ERA, limiting opponents to a .150 batting average, the best in the Majors, as was his 0.67 WHIP. He struck out 104 and walked just 11.

In the postseason, Jansen was a workhorse, making seven appearances -- throwing multiple innings in three of them -- and recording three saves. It's been a huge few days for Jansen, who got married over the weekend in his native Curacao, with Turner attending, as well as teammates and .

After signed with the Giants and agreed with the Yankees, Jansen was left with two suitors beyond the Dodgers -- the Marlins (with former manager Don Mattingly) and the Nationals (who lost Melancon).

Jansen's agent said Washington offered more money, but Jansen preferred the comforts of returning to his only organization and the one that switched him from catcher to closer after five obscure Minor League seasons.

Unlike the bidding for Jansen, L.A. has always been favored to re-sign Turner, who lives in nearby Orange County and has found a professional home with the Dodgers, who signed him three years ago after he was non-tendered by the Mets.

Although Turner is the most accomplished third baseman in this year's free-agent class, he hasn't been seriously linked to any club other than the Dodgers.

A clubhouse leader who has emerged as an offensive force, Turner had a slash line of .275/.339/.493 and set career highs in runs (79), hits (153), doubles (34), triples (three), homers (27), RBIs (90) and games played (151) coming off knee surgery. Turner, who recently turned 32, finished ninth in NL MVP Award voting.

Turner was particularly good against right-handed pitching (.305, with 22 homers), and he hit .325 with runners in scoring position and .300 with runners on base, even though he was slow to get started as he recovered from the surgery.

Defensively, while Turner couldn't dislodge Colorado's for the NL Gold Glove Award at third base, he committed only nine errors and ranked fourth among NL third basemen with a .972 fielding percentage and first in Ultimate Zone Rating.

Fantasy spin | Fred Zinkie (@FredZinkieMLB)

With a stellar lifetime 2.20 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 13.9 K/9 rate, Jansen will be the first closer selected in many 2017 drafts. The right-hander is among the few hurlers in baseball with a reasonable chance to provide 40-plus saves and 100-plus strikeouts next season. Additionally, fantasy owners won't have to worry about Dodgers starting pitchers seeing many of their wins squandered with one of the game's most reliable ninth-inning men back to protect leads.