The 2016 employer of both players, the Los Angeles Dodgers, are interested in re-signing both Turner and Jansen, and feel good about a possible reunion.
"Both guys are very high on our list," Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman told MLB Network on Monday. " ... We want them to come back and feel good about it."
With both players reportedly rejecting $17.2-million qualifying offers, the Dodgers are going to have to pony up the dough for a return to happen.
The 31-year-old Turner posted career highs in home runs (27), hits (153), doubles (34), and RBIs (90), while slashing .275/.339/.493, and is the top third baseman available on the open market. With the Dodgers not owning a suitable replacement for the red-headed terror in their organization, Turner's return almost seems inevitable.
Turner was incredibly affordable in 2016, earning $5.1 million.
Jansen, who finished tied for second in the National League in saves (47) with fellow free agent Mark Melancon, is also a great fit with the Dodgers, who don't have a closer currently in place to potentially supplement the loss of the 29-year-old.
Representatives of the hurler have already reportedly met with the San Francisco Giants, and the Dodgers are reportedly willing to make a "dedicated pursuit" of another closer, Aroldis Chapman, if a Jansen return doesn't work out.
Jansen earned $10.65 million last season.