Andre Ethier OF LAD 2 days ago

Ethier went 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a HBP starting in place of Yasiel Puig (hamstring) Wednesday.

Ethier is now batting a healthy .333/.429/.667. Puig will play every day and so will Joc Pederson, so it would seem Ethier's best bet would be a trade or a Carl Crawford slump.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 2 days ago

Ethier will make another start in right field Wednesday in place of Yasiel Puig (hamstring).

With Puig apparently quite ready to return, Ethier will be afforded a second straight start. He will man right and bat fifth against right-hander Taijuan Walker, after hitting his first home run of the year off Hisashi Iwakuma in Tuesday's comeback victory.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 3 days ago

Ethier will get the start in right field Tuesday.

Yasiel Puig (hamstring) is off Tuesday, allowing Ethier to slot in to the six hole in the Dodgers' lineup against righty Hisashi Iwakuma. After getting off to a slow start, Ethier now has three hits in his last five at-bats, including a double and a triple.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 5 days ago

Ethier made his second consecutive start Sunday against Arizona and went 2-for-4 with a walk and a triple.

Ethier had been 0-for-6 coming into this one. He should be able to carve out enough at-bats to have some NL-only value, but unless Carl Crawford falls apart, Ethier's playing time will remain spotty.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 6 days ago

Ethier will get the start in right field Saturday.

Yasiel Puig has really struggled out of the gate, so he will get an off day with a rookie righty (Archie Bradley) on the mound for the Diamondbacks. This is about as favorable an opportunity as it gets for Ethier, as it is Bradley's first big league start and Ethier had a .710 OPS against righties last season, compared to just a .567 mark against southpaws.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 2 weeks ago

Ethier (arm) is expected to return to action Friday, David Vassegh of 570 AM reports.

Ethier underwent X-rays Tuesday after exiting the spring training game early due to an arm issue, but a negative result led to a day-to-day designation. Everything appears to be okay with him at this point, but he's not expected to be a starter for the Dodgers on Opening Day.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 2 weeks ago

Ethier had X-rays on his right elbow come back negative Tuesday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Ethier had to be removed from Tuesday's spring training game after being hit by pitch, but it appears the move was more precautionary than anything else. His elbow will likely be sore for a couple days but he expects to be available for Thursday's Cactus League action.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 2 weeks ago

Ethier was pulled from Tuesday's spring training game after a pitch hit him in the right arm, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

The early reports don't indicate that Ethier was in terrible pain, so it's possible the Dodgers are just being cautious. The team should provide an update by the end of Tuesday's game or shortly thereafter. With Joc Pederson ticketed to serve as the starting center fielder, Ethier will be stuck in a part-time role to open the season.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 2 weeks ago

Ethier is 10-for-22 in his last eight games, but barring a trade in the next week, he'll open as a bench player for the Dodgers.

Ethier may have some trade value should the Dodgers eat 50% of the remaining $56 million that he's owed.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 1 month ago

Ethier was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI Thursday against the Angels to raise his average to .250.

All signs point to hot-hitting rookie Joc Pederson being the team's Opening Day center fielder. A trade seems to be Ethier's only shot at regular playing time at this point.