Ethier Avoids Arbitration by Signing One Year Deal
By Scott Andes
This just in. The Dodgers and Andre Ethier have agreed to a one year deal, thereby avoiding salary arbitration. We’re just learning that Ethier and the Dodgers agreed to a one year contract worth 10.95 million dollars with some player bonus incentives, that were not specified. Andre Ethier one year contract
If you remember we had reported that Ethier was projected to make at least 10.7 million after making 9.25 million last season. Looks like we were right around the ballpark when we had reported that MLB TradeRumors Arbitration Projections showed him getting 10.7 million for 2012.
Andre Ethier last season hit .292 with 11 home runs and 62 RBI. He had a 30-game hitting streak, an all-star selection, and won a gold glove. He also had a bad knee that zapped his power, and caused him to have problems hitting left-handed pitching. With Ethier and the Dodgers coming to terms, that means that the Dodgers have two pending arbitration cases remaining. Clayton Kershaw, who is in-line for one of the biggest raises in MLB history after winning the 2011 NL Cy Young Award for his complete and total domination over all opponents. The other pending arbitration case is first baseman James Loney. Projections show Loney possibly getting in the 6.5 million dollar range. We will keep you posted on all the Dodgers remaining arbitration cases, so keep it here.