Originally posted on Sons of Steve Garvey  |  Last updated 1/17/12
I'm an Ethier fan, so I'm glad he's back (one year, $10.95M). It has been challenging, however, to see him torrid for half a season and seemingly lost for the other half. I'm crossing my fingers that 2012 is the season where 'Dre puts it all together for all six months... Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier avoided arbitration on Tuesday by agreeing to a one-year, $10.95 million contract. Ethier would receive an additional $25,000 for each of 600 and 625 plate appearances. Ethier, who will turn 30 on April 10, is a five-plus player (at least five years of major league service time) and is in his final winter of arbitration-eligibility and will be eligible for free agency after the 2012 season unless the Dodgers sign him to an extension before then. He received $9.25 million in 2011, the final year of a two-year, $15.25 million contract he signed before the 2010 season. Ethier hit .292 with 11 homers and 62 RBIs and earned his first Gold Glove in the outfield last...
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