Orel Hershiser, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Cy Young Award-winning pitcher, said Friday that his contract talks with the Dodgers were at an impasse over language in the contract that deals with how Hershiser would be treated in the event of an owners' lockout in 1990, when the collective bargaining agreement expires.

Teammates Kirk Gibson and Mike Marshall both have clauses in their contracts obligating the team to pay them in the event of an owners' lockout. However, the Dodgers don't want to extend the same provision to Hershiser, agent Robert Fraley said.Fraley said the Dodgers had made Hershiser two offers, the best a three-year deal worth $6.25 million.