Andre Ethier CF/RF LAD 13 Days

Andre Ethier went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, a steal, and an RBI Wednesday against the Padres.

Hopefully this contest spurs Ethier from his sluggish start; he entered 2-for-15 with two singles. Once Matt Kemp returns, Ethier can finally be confined to a strong-side platoon role analysts have been demanding for a few years now. He can handle Joe Ross, sure, but southpaws give him fits. Over the past three years, Ethier posted an .892 OPS against right-handers and a .596 OPS against lefties.

Andre Ethier CF/RF LAD 1 Month

Andre Ethier finished Monday's game against the Dodgers 2-for-3 with three RBI.

Ethier took Athletics starter Jarrod Parker deep in the first inning for a three-run homer. It's the first of the spring for Ethier, whose average climbed to .320 with the effort. With Matt Kemp still on the mend, expect Ethier to start the regular season in center field.

Andre Ethier CF/RF LAD 1 Month

Andre Ethier went 2-for-3 with two singles and an RBI Monday against the Athletics.

Ethier bumped his average up to .455. All six of his hits have been singles thus far. He will start in center field for the Dodgers when they open up the season in Australia, and he should stick there until Matt Kemp is fully recovered from his ankle injury.

Andre Ethier CF/RF LAD 3 Months

Andre Ethier has resumed running and should be ready for the start of spring training.

Ethier dealt with a microfracture in his lower left leg that hampered him in the postseason, but he hasn't experienced any setbacks and is on track to be ready by the start of spring training. Where Ethier fits in the Dodgers crowded outfield is another question, as Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford are expected to still be with the team come March. The 31-year-old could find himself in a part-time role this season.

Andre Ethier CF/RF LAD 4 Months

Andre Ethier responded to trade rumors on Monday.

"I thought I was looking at a headline from last year, or the year before," Ethier said Monday. The 31-year-old is entering the second season of a five-year, $85-million deal. With Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig on the roster, Ethier's streak of five consecutive season openers started with the Dodgers is in jeopardy. Ethier would prefer to remain with the Dodgers, but his versatility may help LA convince a second party to assume a portion of his contract. "I consider myself any position in the outfield. I'm able to play all three," Ethier said. "I guess that's the one good thing -- I'm able, somewhat into my career, to be able to transition to different spots in the outfield."

Andre Ethier CF/RF LAD 4 Months

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Dodgers are in touch with four teams regarding possible trades of Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp.

The Red Sox and Mariners have been mentioned as a possibility for Kemp while the Orioles have been linked to Either in recent days. The Dodgers would likely have to absorb some salary to move either player.

Andre Ethier CF/RF LAD 4 Months

Orioles vice-president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Sunday that they are "in" on Andre Ethier.

The O's are in need of a left fielder, preferably one who hits from the left side, and the Dodgers have an excess of outfielders and are looking to deal one. Duquette also indicated that the team was interested in Raul Ibanez.

Andre Ethier CF/RF LAD 6 Months

Andre Ethier (leg) is in the Dodgers' lineup for Friday's NLCS Game 6.

Manager Don Mattingly indicated Thursday that Ethier has been feeling a bit better, so he should be able to continue to play as long as he doesn't have a setback. The outfielder has three hits in 17 NLCS at-bats.

Andre Ethier CF/RF LAD 6 Months

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times writes that Andre Ethier "appears to be (dealing with) a microfracture in his lower left leg."

All along Ethier's ailment has been referred to as an ankle injury, but the malady is actually above his ankle. The good news is that the Dodgers think he actually has felt a bit better the more he's played. "Andre, I expect to play (in Game 6)," manager Don Mattingly said Thursday. "I think he felt probably as good yesterday as he's felt since coming back. He just seems to get a little bit stronger as far as being out on the field." It's not clear whether surgery might be a possibility for Ethier after the season ends or if the injury should heal with rest.

Andre Ethier CF/RF LAD 6 Months

Andre Ethier is in the starting lineup Wednesday in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Cardinals.

Ethier went 2-for-3 with a run scored in his return to the lineup Tuesday. His ankle clearly isn't 100 percent, but he's going to try to give it a go with the Dodgers' season on the line. The full lineup for Los Angeles: Carl Crawford LF, Mark Ellis 2B, Hanley Ramirez SS, Adrian Gonzalez 1B, Ethier CF, Yasiel Puig RF, Juan Uribe 3B, A.J. Ellis C, Zack Greinke SP.