Andre Ethier OF LAD 17 Days

Ethier will start in center field and bat sixth Tuesday against the Cardinals.

Yasiel Puig struck out in a whopping seven consecutive plate appearances before tripling in the sixth inning of Monday's game, and with the season on the line, manager Don Mattingly has decided to bench Puig in favor of Ethier in Game 4. Ethier logged all of 18 at-bats in September, recording four hits and two RBI, but he is 2-for-6 with a homer and three RBI in his career against right-hander Shelby Miller.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 1 Month

Ethier has started just one of the team's last 11 games and has just four at-bats in the month of September overall.

With Yasiel Puig struggling, it's possible Ethier could see some time in center field this month, but the team appears to prefer to let Puig work out his struggles by playing every day. It's even possible Ethier could be left off the playoff roster, though it's far too early to tell at this point.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 2 Months

Ethier started back-to-back games on Saturday/Sunday, the first time he had done so since July 20-21.

Ethier gave days off to Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford. He's still clearly fourth in line in the outfield pecking order.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 3 Months

Ethier is taking ground balls at first base and could be an option there should Adrian Gonzalez get hurt or need a day off, reports the Dodgers' official site.

Ethier still has a little value in NL-only formats as a backup outfielder and pinch-hitter, so this can only help. Barring an injury though, he'll still be on the bench most days.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 4 Months

Andre Ethier tripled and scored to lead the Dodgers past the Indians 1-0 on Monday.

Ethier led off the seventh inning with a towering fly to deep left off Corey Kluber that deflected off Michael Brantley's glove. Kluber coaxed a weak ground out to shortstop from Juan Uribe, froze A.J. Ellis on a curveball that was actually outside, intentionally walked Hanley Ramirez, and then gave up Clint Robinson's first career hit, an infield single that scored Ethier. The 32-year-old Ethier has been nothing more than NL-only fodder this year. After finishing 1-for-3 tonight, he's slashing a meager .249/.302/.373 with four homers and 31 RBI.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 4 Months

Andre Ethier blasted a three-run homer on Sunday, powering the Dodgers to a 6-0 victory over the Cardinals.

Ethier's three-run blast off Shelby Miller in the fifth inning provided more than enough support for Clayton Kershaw who was brilliant on the afternoon. With the 1-for-4 effort, Ethier is now hitting .248/.301/.365 with four homers and 31 RBI on the year.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 4 Months

Andre Ethier struck out in his only at-bat against the Cardinals on Friday.

Ethier, who didn't start because of a swollen knee, was forced to come on after Scott Van Slyke was ejected. The Dodgers face righties the next two days, so they'd prefer to have Ethier in center if he's healthy.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 4 Months

Andre Ethier is not in the Dodgers starting lineup on Friday due to swelling in his knee.

The swelling is from the effect of fouling a pitch off of his knee. Scott Van Slyke is getting the start in his place on Friday and would continue to see additional at-bats for as long as he remains sidelined.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 4 Months

Andre Ethier went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Padres on Friday and has one extra-base hit and one RBI in June.

By refusing to play Matt Kemp in center field, manager Don Mattingly has locked himself into playing Ethier fairly regularly lately and he's been a liability. If this keeps up, it dramatically increases the chances of a Joc Pederson callup.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 5 Months

Andre Ethier pulled up rather than crash into the wall trying to field Brandon Barnes' game-winning triple in the 10h inning Saturday against the Rockies.

It would have been a disappointing play regardless, but that Ethier seemed to get scared of the wall in the 10th inning of a tie game really didn't look very good. It probably won't have any ramifications, but it's one of those things that could add to the Dodgers' incentive to call up Joc Pederson to help out in center.