Dodgers Deny That They Have Signed Marshall

A report that Dodger outfielder Mike Marshall had signed a 1985 contract was denied by the Dodgers Thursday.

"There has been semi-agreement on terms, but there has not been an agreement on all terms, and he has not signed a contract," Dodger spokesman Steve Brenner said.

Marshall, 25, who was paid $150,000 in 1984, is believed to be seeking about twice that sum for 1985. In 134 games last season, he hit .257, drove in 65 runs and led the club with 21 home runs.

He missed nearly a month early in the season after foot surgery, then missed nine games in September with knee and neck injuries.

The Dodgers and Marshall couldn't agree on terms for 1984. After paying him $65,000 in 1983, the Dodgers renewed his contract for 1984 at the $150,000 figure, less than he and agent Jerry Kapstein were seeking. As a second-year player, he wasn't eligible for arbitration. Now, with two seasons behind him, he is.

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