With the World Series over, the baseball offseason is already in full swing. Jon Heyman has reported that Kenley Jansen has opted in to the remaining two years on his contract.
Kenley Jansen will not opt of the $38M and 2 years remaining on his contract #Dodgers— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 31, 2019
Jansen could have opted out and tested the free-agent market, but instead opted to remain a Dodger.
It was a rough season for the 32-year-old, as he finished with the highest ERA of his career (3.71). His strikeout-per-nine ratio (11.4) was the second lowest of his career. He also allowed nine home runs, the second most of his career.
Barring anything major, he will be the Dodgers’ closer in 2020.
In other news, the Dodgers made a 40-man roster move. They added 23-year-old pitcher Victor González. He appeared in 38 games last season across Rancho Cucamonga, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. In his outings, he went 5-2 with a 2.31 ERA. In 89 2⁄3 innings, he struck out 93 and walked 32.
This is the first move in regards to the 40-man roster, but it looks like there will be plenty more coming soon.
Four #Dodgers are now officially free agents — Rich Hill, Russell Martin, Hyun-Jin Ryu and David Freese (who has said he plans to retire). A fifth (Jedd Gyorko) will join them when LAD declines his option— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) October 31, 2019