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Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner among 6 Dodgers to file for salary arbitration

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Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner were among the Dodgers to file for salary arbitration on Tuesday.
Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner were among the Dodgers to file for salary arbitration on Tuesday.
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LOS ANGELES -- All remaining Dodgers eligible for salary arbitration officially filed for arbitration on Tuesday, with Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner leading the group of six players through the procedural process. A total of 156 players filed for arbitration, the players union announced.

Joining the duo in filing for arbitration are catcher Yasmani Grandal, outfielder Scott Van Slyke, and relief pitchers Chris Hatcher and Luis Avilan, with that quartet going through the arbitration process for the first time. Back in December, the Dodgers avoided salary arbitration with one-year deals for both catcher A.J. Ellis and pitcher Joe Wieland, the latter since traded this afternoon to Seattle.

Both Jansen and Turner have one more year until reaching free agency, and figure to each gain substantial raises in 2016 after earning $7.425 million and $2.5 million in 2015, respectively.

The exchange date is Friday, with both player and club each submitting a salary for 2016, and should a hearing be needed in February both sides will argue for their number to a three-person arbitration panel.

In 2015, the four remaining unsigned Dodgers eligible for salary arbitration during this week all signed one-year deals by the exchange date. The Dodgers haven't had an arbitration hearing since 2007, with relief pitcher Joe Beimel.

2016 Dodgers remaining in salary arbitration
Player Pos Service Time TBLA Prediction MLBTR Projection
Kenley Jansen CL 5.073 $11,100,000 $11,400,000
Justin Turner 3B 5.045 $5,600,000 $5,300,000
Yasmani Grandal C 3.115 $2,600,000 $2,700,000
Luis Avilan LHP 3.077 $1,150,000 $1,100,000
Scott Van Slyke OF/1B 2.151 $1,300,000 $1,200,000
Chris Hatcher RHP 2.146 $850,000 $900,000