If Turner gets a deal between $11 million and $16 million annually, the Dodgers would approach $220 million in commitments for 2017 and $200 million in 2018, way over the luxury tax threshold.
Los Angeles also was working to re-sign third baseman Justin Turner.
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) pitches during the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs in game three of the 2016 NLCS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium.
Turner's new contract means that he'll re-join Kenley Jansen and Rich Hill as members of the Dodgers for at least the near future.
For his career, Jansen has posted a very-respectable 2.20 ERA and has racked up 189 saves.
Jansen had a 1.83 ERA with 104 strikeouts over 71 appearances and 68 2/3 innings. The first largest was the contract of Aroldis Chapman who agreed to a five-year deal worth $86 million to the New York Yankees last week.
They also will have ruined a possible reunion with Don Mattingly as the Miami Marlins were the other likely team to sign Jansen.
He had his best major league season in 2016, batting.275 with a.493 slugging percentage, well above his career mark of.439. He hit a career-high 27 home runs past year - his previous career high was 16 - and while he seems unlikely to duplicate that power performance, his career.282 average seems like a good projection for 2017.