Andre Ethier inks $85 million deal

Updated: June 12, 2012, 8:42 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers finalized their signing of two-time All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier to a five-year, $85 million contract extension Tuesday, the latest step in the ongoing effort to lock up the team's core of young talent.

Ethier said a key factor in his decision to accept a long-term deal from the Dodgers rather than testing a potentially more lucrative free-agent market in the fall was a result of the assurances from general manager Ned Colletti and new team ...

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