AP source: Red Sox, Jansen reach $32M, 2-year deal

A person familiar with the deal says veteran closer Kenley Jansen has agreed to a $32 million, two-year deal with the Boston Red Sox

ByJAY COHEN AP Baseball Writer
December 7, 2022, 1:21 PM
Kenley Jansen
FILE - Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Kenley Jansen delivers in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Atlanta. Veteran reliever Kenley Jansen has agreed to a $32 million, two-year deal with the Boston Red Sox, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Dec. 8, because the agreement was pending a physical. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Veteran closer Kenley Jansen has agreed to a $32 million, two-year deal with the Boston Red Sox, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement was pending a physical.

The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for the Atlanta Braves this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves.

The right-hander spent the previous 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020.

Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.

His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel's 394) and eighth all time.

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