Sherrill, Loney, Kuo agree with Dodgers

Updated: January 19, 2010, 2:55 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- First baseman James Loney, catcher Russell Martin and relievers George Sherrill and Hong-Chih Kuo have agreed to one-year contracts with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

All four players were eligible for salary arbitration. Martin's contract is for $5.05 million, Loney will make $3.1 million, Sherrill gets $4.5 million and Kuo will earn $950,000.

Loney made $465,000 last year and batted .281 with 13 homers and 90 RBIs.

Sherrill made $2.75 million last season. The former All-Star was traded from Baltimore to the Dodgers on July 30. He can make an additional $75,000 for pitching in 60 games in 2010 and another $75,000 for 70 appearances.

Kuo went 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA last season, making $437,000. His deal includes an additional $25,000 for appearing in 55 and 60 games, with $50,000 payments if Kuo pitches in 65 and 70 games.

Martin, a two-time All-Star, dipped to .250 with seven homers and 53 RBIs last season. His deal provides an extra $50,000 each for reaching 550 and 600 plate appearances.

Outfielder Andre Ethier and closer Jonathan Broxton are the only Dodgers left in arbitration. The Dodgers also signed catcher J.D. Closser to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.


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