Ethier, Dodgers agree to $10.95 million deal

Ethier, Dodgers agree to $10.95 million deal

Published Jan. 17, 2012 8:15 a.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- Andre Ethier has agreed to a $10.95 million, one-year contact with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The deal was announced Tuesday by his representatives at Creative Artists Agency. He avoided salary arbitration and is eligible for free agency after this season.

In addition to his salary, he can earn $50,000 in performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 600 and 625 plate appearances.

Either was coming off a $15.25 million, two-year contract that paid him $9.25 million last season, when he hit .292 with 11 homers and 62 RBIs and earned his first Gold Glove in the outfield.

He had a 30-game hitting streak early in the season but was bothered by a right knee injury and had surgery in September.