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Kenley Jansen receives $4.3 million

Updated: February 11, 2014, 4:37 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with closer Kenley Jansen by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $4.3 million on Tuesday, a source confirmed.

Jansen, 26, had sought $5.05 million while the Dodgers initially offered $3.5 million. An arbitration hearing was scheduled for Feb. 18.

Jansen was 4-3 with a 1.88 ERA and 28 saves with 111 strikeouts in 76 2/3 innings in 2013, his fourth major league season. He assumed the closer's role from struggling veteran Brandon League in May.

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