Dodgers sign Brandon League to three-year, $22.5 million contract

Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

The deal also includes a fourth-year vesting option.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed reliever Brandon League to a three-year, $22.5 million contract, reports Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times:

The Dodgers re-signed free agent Brandon League on Tuesday with the intention of making him their closer.

League's salary will reflect his role, as the Dodgers are committed to paying him $22.5 million over the next three seasons.

The 29-year-old right-hander’s new contract also includes a $7.5 million vesting option for the 2016 season that will come to fruition if the he finishes fifty-five games in 2015. Acquired from the Mariners at the July trade deadline, League made twenty-eight appearances for the Dodgers, racking up six saves and a 2.38 ERA in twenty-seven and a third innings.

The decision to make League their long-term closer is a bit of a surprise, considering Kenley Jansen’s success in the role last season, but the Dodgers apparently feel more confident with League in that spot for the foreseeable future.

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