Now that he is open to signing long term they need to get it done.The Dodgers have avoided salary arbitration with catcher Russell Martin, signing him to a one-year, $3.9 million contract, according to a major-league source.
The deal is the largest ever awarded to a catcher in his first year of arbitration.
Martin, who turns 26 on Feb. 15, batted .280 with 13 homers and 69 RBIs last season, appearing in 155 games.
Martin was an All-Star each of the last two seasons for the Dodgers.
Last edited by pb2k; January 20th, 2009 at 10:06 AM.
I'm betting Repko plays 12 games this season.
FOX Sports on MSN - MLB - Source: Ausmus picks Dodgers, gets 1-year dealFree-agent catcher Brad Ausmus has agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with the Dodgers, according to a major-league source.