Dodgers, Andre Ethier Close to Contract Extension

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Andre Ethier #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on May 6, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers are close to a contract extension with right fielder Andre Ethier for five-years and $85 million, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

The deal will include a sixth-year vesting option but is not believed to have the protection of a no-trade clause.

The 30-year-old Ethier is off to one of his best seasons yet, hitting .292/.353/.518 with 10 home runs and 52 RBI through 60 games.

The extension marks the first big deal for the Dodgers new ownership team of Mark Walter, Stan Kasten and Magic Johnson, who took over for the feckless Frank McCourt just two months ago. Ethier would have been a free agent at the end of the 2012 season but now will remain in Dodger blue until at least 2017.

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