According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Dodgers avoided arbitration with outfielder Andre Ethier by signing him at $3.1MM for '09. He can earn another $100K in incentives. If Ethier gets those incentives he'll be at the midpoint of the two submissions. Perhaps the deal will help Corey Hart and Josh Willingham come to terms. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says the Brewers have had extensive discussions with Hart's agent this morning.