Andre Ethier OF LAD 6 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 6 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 6 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.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 7 Months

Andre Ethier had a homer and a three-run triple Tuesday to lead the Dodgers to a 6-3 win over the Reds.

The homer was just his third of the year, and the triple was his first. He scored twice after entering the game with just nine runs in 44 games this year. It's not that he hasn't been hitting -- he entered the night with a .323 average in May -- it's just that no one at the bottom of the order has been driving him in.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 7 Months

Rob Bradford of WEEI.com hears from an industry source that the Red Sox have not shown interest in a trade for Dodgers' outfielder Andre Ethier.

The Red Sox are exploring the trade market for outfielders, but Either isn't considered an option at this time and GM Ben Cherington said teams aren't really in the trade mindset quite yet. Ethier still has three years and $53.5 million left on his contract after 2014, a large sum of money for someone who is best utilized as a utility player due to his poor production against left-handed pitching.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 7 Months

Andre Ethier is not in the Dodgers starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants.

Despite the fact that he has had tremendous success in his career against opposing starter Matt Cain, it's Carl Crawford that is drawing the start in left field for the Dodgers.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 7 Months

Andre Ethier is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday.

The Dodgers are going with an outfield of Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig. Ethier is hitting .248/.306/.337 this season for Los Angeles.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 8 Months

Andre Ethier is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

He's the odd man out in the Dodgers' outfield shuffle. Matt Kemp will handle center field Sunday and will be flanked by Carl Crawford and Yasiel Puig.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 8 Months

Andre Ethier went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return to the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday.

Ethier sat out Tuesday's game with flu-like symptoms. He's batting just .206/.261/.302 on the young season.

Andre Ethier OF LAD 8 Months

Andre Ethier returned to action on Wednesday April 23.