Ethier to Sign Five-Year Contract Extension with Dodgers


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Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Andre Ethier is staying put. He and the Dodgers have agreed on a five-year, $85 million contract extension. The team is expected to announce the deal Tuesday.

The 30-year-old outfielder is hitting .287, with 10 home runs and a National League leading 53 RBIs.

The deal will earn Ethier $13.5 million in 2013, $15.5 million in 2014, $18 million in 2015, $18 million in 2016, $17.5 million in 2017, $17.5 million or $2.5 million buyout in 2018.

Ethier will be the second big signing for the Dodgers in the last seven months. They signed Matt Kemp in November to an eight-year, $160 million extension.

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