Dodgers, Ethier Avoid Arbitration

The Dodgers and outfielder Andre Ethier reached a settlement on a one-year contract for $3.1 million just before the scheduled start of an arbitration hearing Tuesday morning.

 

Ethier, who received $424,500 last year without the leverage of arbitration, was seeking $3.75 million this year with the club offering $2.65 million, with the midpoint at $3.2 million. He also received performance bonuses “at very high levels,” according to general manager Ned Colletti.

 

“Neither side was tremendously happy with it, the earmark of a successful agreement,” Colletti said.

 

The start of the hearing was delayed 45 minutes while the two sides negotiated the agreement. — Ken Gurnick

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