Dodgers sign Ethier, Broxton to 2-year deals
Outfielder Andre Ethier and closer Jonathan Broxton have finalized
two-year contracts with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ethier's deal is worth $15.25 million and Broxton's $11 million.
Ethier batted .272 with 31 homers and 106 RBIs last season, helping the Dodgers reach the NL championship series for the second straight year. Broxton was 7-2 with 36 saves in 42 chances, a 2.61 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 76 innings
Los Angeles avoided arbitration with all its eligible players. Ethier gets a $500,000 signing bonus and salaries of $5.5 million this year and $9.25 million in 2011, while Broxton receives $4 million this season and $7 million in 2011. The salary in the second season could escalate to $7.5 million.