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Martin, Broxton agree to 1-year deals with Dodgers

Updated: January 20, 2009, 8:09 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- All-Star catcher Russell Martin and reliever Jonathan Broxton avoided salary arbitration with the Los Angeles Dodgers by agreeing to one-year contracts Tuesday.

Martin gets $3.9 million -- a considerable raise from the $500,000 he earned last season.

Broxton accepted a $1,825,000 deal after making $454,000 last year. He can earn an additional $50,000 each for 40, 45, 55 and 60 games finished. The right-hander is expected to become the Dodgers' new closer after Takashi ...

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