Dodgers president confident about return of Turner, Jansen
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Turner and Kenley Jansen are two of the top free agents available on the open market, and one familiar club to the pair has them high on their list of priorities during the offseason.

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.

Dodgers president confident about return of Turner, Jansen
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