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Details of Andre Ethier's new contract with the Dodgers

January 22, 2010 | 11:28 am
Andre Andre Ethier's recently-signed two-year contract with the Dodgers has incentive and escalator clauses that can increase the total value of the deal to $15.625 million.

Ethier is guaranteed $6 million this year, including a $500,000 signing bonus. His $9.25-million base salary in 2011 will increase by $25,000 if he makes 600 plate appearances this year, an additional $50,000 if he makes 650 plate appearances and yet another $50,000 if he makes 675.

In addition, Ethier can earn $125,000 in incentives based on plate appearances each season: $25,000 for 600, $50,000 for 650 and $50,000 for 675.

Ethier made 685 plate appearances last season.

-- Dylan Hernandez

Photo: Andre Ethier celebrates after the Dodgers clinched the NL West title on Oct. 3. Credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press