Originally written on Universal Takeover Sports Network  |  Last updated 12/19/14
The Los Angeles Dodgers have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.55 million contract with catcher A.J. Ellis reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Dodgers and A.J. Ellis settle at $3.55 million plus incentives. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 1, 2014 Ellis requested $4.6 million and was offered $3 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month. The two sides settled for $250,000 under the midpoint, but he will have the chance to make up the difference if he reaches bonuses based on games started and plate appearances according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The 32-year-old catcher was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter and remains under team control though 2016. A.J. Ellis has hit for a .255/.347/.390 batting line over the past two seasons as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ regular catcher, and has thrown out 37 percent of attempted base-stealers during that time.
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