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Los Angeles Dodgers decline Andre Ethier's contract option

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The Sports Xchange
Pinch hitter Andre Ethier strokes an RBI single against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning of the 2017 MLB World Series game seven at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on November 1, 2017. File photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Pinch hitter Andre Ethier strokes an RBI single against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning of the 2017 MLB World Series game seven at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on November 1, 2017. File photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

The Los Angeles Dodgers parted ways with veteran outfielder Andre Ethier on Sunday when they declined his $17.5 million option for next season.

Ethier received a $2.5 million buyout and will become a free agent.

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The 35-year-old was the longest-tenured Dodger after 12 seasons with the club. However, his role was sharply reduced due to a fractured tibia in 2016 and a herniated disk in his back this year.

Ethier drove in Los Angeles' lone run with a pinch-hit single in the Game 7 World Series loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

Ethier was 4-for-13 (.308) with a homer in the postseason after having just 34 at-bats and hitting two home runs in the regular season.

The two-time All-Star batted .285 with 162 homers during his time with the Dodgers.

He was a minor league player in the Oakland organization when Los Angeles acquired him in a deal that sent Milton Bradley to the Athletics prior to the 2006 season.

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