Andre Ethier was manning right field for the Dodgers on Monday night when word began to spread that he would be doing so for at least another five years.

The 30-year-old was close to signing a contract extension worth $85 million, plus an option for a sixth year, according to multiple reports.

Ethier is in the midst of a strong comeback season from an injury-shortened 2011 campaign. He leads the National League with 53 RBIs after driving in the Dodgers' first run against the Angels and is batting .287 with 10 home runs on the season.