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Ethier, Dodgers reach agreement

Updated: February 17, 2009, 3:39 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Andre Ethier agreed to a $3.1 million, one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday after an arbitration hearing was delayed so the sides could continue to negotiate.

Ethier batted .305 with 20 homers and 77 RBIs last year. He had asked for $3.75 million when exchanging proposed arbitration figures and the team had offered $2.65 million.

The 26-year-old outfielder can earn $100,000 in performance bonuses -- $25,000 for 596 plate appearances, his total last year; ...

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