The Los Angeles Dodgers have declined outfielder Andre Ethier’s $17.5 million club option, making him a free agent.
Ethier, 35, receives a $2.5 million buyout.
He appeared in 38 regular-season games over the past two years after fracturing his right tibia in 2016 and suffering a herniated disk in his back in 2017. Both seasons, he rehabbed to make Los Angeles’ postseason roster.
Appearing as a pinch hitter, Ethier drove in the Dodgers’ only run Wednesday as they lost 5-1 to the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the World Series.
A two-time All-Star, Ethier has spent his entire 12-year career with the Dodgers, making him the team’s longest-tenured player. He is a lifetime .285 hitter with 162 career home runs.
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