Dodgers reach agreements with Andre Ethier, Jonathan Broxton and Russell Martin
The Dodgers settled all of their potential salary arbitration cases today, reaching agreements on new contracts with Andre Ethier, Jonathan Broxton and Russell Martin. Earlier in the day, the Dodgers signed James Loney, George Sherrill and Hong-Chih Kuo to one-year deals.
Ethier and Broxton agreed on two-year contracts, according to sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deals are pending physicals. Terms of their contracts were not immediately known.
Ethier, 27, had a breakout year in 2009, hitting .272 with 31 home runs and 106 runs batted in. His deal buys him out of two of his three remaining arbitration years.
Broxton's deal puts him under contract until he is eligible for free agency. Broxton, 25, saved 36 games and posted a 2.61 earned-run average last year in his first full season as the Dodgers' closer.
Martin signed a one-year, $5.05-million contract. A former two-time All-Star, Martin had a rough season last year, batting .250 with seven home runs and 53 runs batted in.
-- Dylan Hernandez