Agent Says Griffin to Sign With Dodgers
Randy Hendricks, the agent for Dodger shortstop Alfredo Griffin, said Friday that Griffin has decided to sign a contract he agreed to in November.
Griffin had been considering a grievance procedure because he forfeited his rights to free agency by agreeing to contract terms before the Dodgers’ deadline for signing their eligible free agents. The club then lifted the deadline to continue negotiations with Steve Sax and Mike Marshall.
Griffin contended that the Dodgers had curtailed his bargaining power by pressuring him to sign before a deadline they later dissolved.
Griffin’s contract calls for a guaranteed $900,000 in 1989 and 1990, and another $900,000 that is not guaranteed in 1991. Griffin failed in an attempt to have the Dodgers guarantee that final year as compensation for dropping the threat of a legal procedure.
The Dodgers, meanwhile, announced that they had reached 1989 terms with three players who were eligible for salary arbitration, first baseman Franklin Stubbs, pitcher Ricky Horton and infielder Mariano Duncan.
Stubbs got a $110,000 raise to $345,000. Duncan agreed to the same $200,000 he earned last year. Horton’s terms were not disclosed.
Five Dodgers--Orel Hershiser, Tim Leary, Rick Dempsey, Dave Anderson and Ray Searage--remain eligible for arbitration and have until 9 a.m. Monday to file.