Dodgers closing pitcher Kenley Jansen and third baseman Justin Turner have both declined their qualifying offers. While the decisions were expected and come nowhere near being a shock, it’s still a little sad to hear. Both hold important places in the franchise, but will fetch a huge price in the free agent market.
If neither player resigns with the Dodgers, the team is set to to earn an addition draft pick between the first and second round. If a team signs Turner or Jansen, that team forfeits their first-round draft pick.
Here’s more from around the National League West.
Speaking of Kenley Jansen, could he being staying in California after all? That is, with the Giants.
What’s the fastest, easiest way to strengthen the Diamondbacks’ bullpen for the 2017 season? Comb through the free agent market and go from there.
Colin Rea, the supposedly uninjured pitcher dealt to the Marlins from proven scammer A.J. Preller, has just undergone Tommy John surgery.
Colin Rea felt some discomfort after throwing this week. He underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday. Hoping to be ready for start of 2018.— Dennis Lin (@sdutdennislin) November 12, 2016
Rea was returned to the Padres when he admitted he felt arm pain, 44 pitches into his first start with the Marlins. Preller served a 30-day suspension for withholding medical records from teams he was dealing players to.
The Rockies and free agent reliever Mark Melancon could reach an agreement on a contract.