Young players agree to money matters.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will avoid salary arbitration with at least two of their young standout players.
According to MLB.com, the club has reached a two-year deal with centerfielder Matt Kemp worth $10.5 million dollars. Kemp had a breakout year in 2009, putting up record numbers and winning Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.
Pitcher Chad Billingsley has also secured his paycheck for 2010, agreeing with the Dodgers on a one-year $3.85 million contract.
Had the two players not agreed to terms, their salaries could have been decided by an independent arbitrator. Other players that have yet to reach a price agreement with the club include Jonathan Broxton, Andre Ethier, Hong-Chih Kuo, James Loney, Russell Martin and George Sherrill.
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