Kenley Jansen latest: Marlins, Dodgers vying for closer’s service

Thursday December 8th, 2016

The off-season hot stove is warming up after Aroldis Chapman's record-setting deal to rejoin the Yankees on a five-year, $86 million contract and more deals could soon follow.

Chapman openly said that the Miami Marlins were runner-ups in the bidding war for his services. The Marlins have decided to focus their attention on bolstering their bullpen for 2017 and Jansen is their top priority.

The Los Angeles Dodgers remain in the mix and hope to retain their closer from last season.

Keep up to date on the latest news and rumors regarding Jansen below:

1:30 p.m. If the Marlins were to lose out on Jansen, Neftali Feliz would be their next target. (Joe Fisaro, MLB.com)

7:30 a.m. Not many executives believe the Dodgers will try to match the Marlins' mega offer. (Andy McCullough, Los Angeles Times)

7:15 a.m. The Nationals have decided to join the race for Jansen but the financial commitment may be too big of an undertaking. (Chelsea Janes, Washington Post)

Wednesday

10 p.m. The Marlins made a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $80 million after losing out on Chapman. (Jeff Passan, Yahoo Sports)

7 a.m. Don Mattingly, who managed Jansen in Los Angeles, reached out to the pitcher to try and guage his interest in taking his talents to South Beach. (Clark Spencer, Miami Herald)

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