Chris Heisey and the Dodgers avoid salary arbitration

Chris Heisey and the Dodgers avoid salary arbitration
Cincinnati's Chris Heisey can't make the catch on a two-run home run by Pittsburgh's Michael McKenry back in 2013. (Justin K. Aller / Getty Images)

Outfielder

Chris Heisey

and the

Dodgers

avoided salary arbitration, as the two sides agreed Thursday to a 2015 salary of $2.16 million.

Heisey, 30, was acquired from the

Cincinnati Reds

in the off-season in exchange for right-hander Matt Magill. Heisey could be the right-handed-hitting component of a center-field platoon that could also include Joc Pederson or

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Andre Ethier
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.

An above-average defender, Heisey drew a $1.76-million salary last season, when he batted .222 with eight home runs and 22 runs batted in in 119 games with the Reds.

His deal with the Dodgers came a day before the deadline for the team to exchange salary figures with its arbitration-eligible players. The Dodgers have three players who remain eligible for arbitration: closer

Kenley Jansen

, infielder

Justin Turner

and right-hander

Juan Nicasio

.

While working out at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, Jansen was evasive when asked about his negotiations with the Dodgers. He  wouldn’t say if he and the Dodgers are talking about a multiyear deal.