Andre Ethier
LF LAD
4 days ago

Ethier said he is dealing with no lingering effects from his leg fracture last season, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old missed most of 2016 after he fractured his right tibia in spring, although he returned at the end of the year to play in 16 games. A healthy Ethier will help the Dodgers with his career .303 average against right-handed pitchers.

Andre Ethier
LF LAD
2 weeks ago

With several major league options in the outfield, Ethier could land in a platoon in right field,

EDGE Analysis

This move makes a lot of baseball sense with Ethier having heavy lefty-righty splits throughout his career (.303 against RHP and .234 against LHP). The assumption is that he would be platoon mates with former All-Star Yasiel Puig. Whether or not the latter is comfortable with being a part-time player is yet to be seen, but he handled a demotion to the minors well last season. If this plan holds true, left-handed Ethier would be on the more-desirable side of the platoon.

Andre Ethier
LF LAD
5 months ago

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Ethier will be included on the team's postseason roster, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ethier has seen all of 23 at-bats this season while spending most of the campaign recovering from a fractured right tibia suffered in spring training. While he hasn't been a regular in the lineup since rejoining the Dodgers in September, Ethier's career-long success against right-handed pitching will make him an asset as either a platoon option in the corner outfield or as a pinch-hitter.

Andre Ethier
LF LAD
5 months ago

Ethier recorded his first hit of the season Thursday against Arizona and is now 1-for-11 on the year.

EDGE Analysis

Ethier has started each of the last two games with Yasiel Puig nursing a sore left shoulder. With Puig and Andrew Toles in the mix for at-bats,, Ethier probably won't start more than 2-to-3 times a week the rest of the way.

Andre Ethier
LF LAD
5 months ago

Ethier is starting in left field Sunday versus the Marlins, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ethier will hit seventh and make his first MLB start of the season, as he's dealt with a leg injury for much of the year. He played well during his rehab assignment at High-A Rancho Cucamonga, where he hit .290/.343/.419 over nine games.

Andre Ethier
LF LAD
6 months ago

The Dodgers activated Ethier (leg) from the disabled list Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Ethier has not played for the Dodgers all season while recovering from his broken leg, but he will join the team for the final weeks of the regular season. Given the length of his absence and the Dodgers' outfield depth, he figures to assume a part-time role.

Andre Ethier
LF LAD
6 months ago

The Dodgers are expected to activate Ethier (leg) from the DL on Saturday, David Vassegh of 570 AM Los Angeles reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reports of Ethier's impending arrival to Miami fueled speculation that he could be activated in time for Friday's series opener against the Marlins, but the Dodgers will hold off on reinstating him until Saturday. Ethier fared well with High-A Rancho Cucamonga during his rehab assignment but it remains to be seen how often he'll play over the final weeks following the five-plus month layoff.

Andre Ethier
LF LAD
6 months ago

Ethier (leg) will play a rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday and will be evaluated after, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ethier has not encountered any hiccups since beginning a rehab assignment in late August, and it appears he could rejoin the big club later this week as long as everything goes well Wednesday.

Andre Ethier
LF LAD
6 months ago

Ethier (leg) is 5-for-13 so far in his rehab assignment for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers haven't changed his mid-September projected return date, but with the way Josh Reddick is hitting, perhaps we'll see Ethier a bit sooner assuming all goes well in his rehab assignment.

Andre Ethier
LF LAD
6 months ago

Ethier (leg) will begin a rehab assignment at High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, JP Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ethier is yet to play in 2016, but the team recently revealed that its hoping to have the veteran back sometime in mid-September. It's unclear how long he'll remain on rehab, but with the minor league season winding down, he could join the Dodgers when rosters expand next month. Any expectations for the 34-year-old should be relatively low, though he hit .294 with 53 RBI in 142 games last season. On Thursday, Ethier will go up against the Padres' Tyson Ross, who is also on a High-A rehab assignment at Lake Elsinore.