As MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports, the Dodgers and outfielder Andre Ethier are on the eve of an arbitration hearing. The two sides have less than 24 hours to work out a deal, and it doesn’t look promising.
"There’s no way to handicap it," general manager Ned Colletti said Monday afternoon. "The time is right to do it when both sides can’t agree. We’ve tried to avoid it and we will the next 24 hours. We all love Andre. He was the first player I traded for when I came here."
Ethier asked for $3.75MM and the Dodgers offered $2.65MM back when figures were due. The 26-year-old hit .305/.375/.510 with 20 home runs and 77 RBI last season.