Lyou Atlanta Braves surprised in the Major Leagues and signed Kenley Jansen this Friday, who was serving as the closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers and was in free agency. The contract is for one year and $16 million dollars.
Through a statement, the Braves announced the signing of the 34-year-old veteran. The announcement comes shortly after Freddie Freeman will leave Atlanta and go to the ninth angelinafor a million-dollar six-year deal.
The pitcher arrives after leaving good feelings in his last season with Los Angeles. Jansen had 38 saves with a 2.22 ERA in 2021 and although it was hoped that he would be able to return home, he ultimately opted for the Braves.
With the arrival of Kenley, Atlanta hits the table in its aspirations to achieve the World Series championship twice. In addition, this will be the reliever’s second team in the MLB.