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Dodgers, Chad Billingsley agree to deal

Updated: January 18, 2011, 6:04 PM ET
ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached agreement on a deal with pitcher Chad Billingsley, avoiding salary arbitration with the right-hander.

The one-year deal is worth $6.275 million, according to a source who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Billingsley, who went 12-11 last season, took big steps with his consistency in 2010, dropping his ERA to 3.57 from 4.03 in 2009. Last winter, he avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.85 million contract for 2010.

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