Right fielder Andre Ethier has agreed to terms on a five-year, $85 million contract extension, according to multiple media reports. The deal would keep him in Dodger blue through 2017, and there is a $17.5 million vesting option for 2018.
In November, center fielder Matt Kemp signed an eight-year, $160 million deal that ties him to the Dodgers through 2019.
Ethier, 30, had told MLB.com last week, "I expect to be here a long time, and both sides have expressed that. They want me here and I want to be here. Mutually, both sides want me here."
Outside of Kemp's contract, only Kevin Brown's $105 million, seven-year deal signed in 1998 was more valuable than Ethier's extension in Dodgers history.
Ethier didn't exactly have a banner night to celebrate his newfound riches. He hit a run-scoring groundout in the first inning Monday, then struck out in his final three plate appearances in the Los Angeles Angels' 3-2 win over the Dodgers in the interleague series opener at Dodger Stadium.
Ethier is batting .287 with a .348 on-base percentage, a .509 slugging percentage, 10 homers and 53 RBI through 61 games this season. He's a two-time All-Star, and he won his first Gold Glove last year.