October 3, 2013 |
ATLANTA - Andre Ethier was officially named to the Dodgers' roster for the National League Division Series, which was released Thursday morning. Ethier is recovering from shin splints on his left leg and still can't play the outfield. He will be used as a pinch-hitter. With Ethier limited and Matt Kemp unavailable because of a season-ending ankle injury, the Dodgers included Scott Van Slyke on their playoff roster. Van Slyke not only gives the Dodgers cover in the outfield but also provides them with a power bat off the bench.
August 3, 2009 |
More than a third of the regular season is left and Andre Ethier has established a career high in home runs. Ethier, who hit 20 long balls last season, hit home run No. 21 on Friday and No. 22 on Saturday. The total is the most by a Dodger since Jeff Kent hit 29 in 2005. "You're pleased with it," Ethier said. "You're happy. You come in feeling like you can do it and like you should, but it's always a different story when you have to go out there and put the bat on the ball and execute."
September 18, 2009 |
Nobody will outpoint Albert Pujols in balloting for the National League most-valuable-player award, but Andre Ethier probably should finish among the top five vote-getters. . . . Milton Bradley , dumped by the Dodgers in a trade for Ethier, has never finished higher than 17th in the voting. . . . Torii Hunter , dismissing talk of a September series being a playoff preview, told reporters this week, "The playoffs are totally different. Some guys show up and some guys don't."
August 22, 2012 |
Andre Ethier has a popped blister on the palm of his right hand that has exposed an area of raw skin the size of a quarter. Ethier reported feeling fine while taking batting practice on Wednesday, but could still be scratched from the lineup for the Dodgers' series finale tonight against the San Francisco Giants. [UPDATE, 7:22 p.m.: Ethier remained in the Dodgers lineup and started in right field.] The team's medical staff tried making a pad for him to wear inside his batting glove while hitting.
September 21, 2013 |
Some of the big boys were back in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday, the varsity called back into action. Clinch a division and get a day off. Pretty sure they'd take that trade. But the lineup was still missing two regulars in Andre Ethier and Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez played in Thursday's clincher, hitting a pair of home runs, so his sore back isn't too far off. Manager Don Mattingly, wanting to play it safe, said Ramirez may play only two or three more times over the final eight games.
March 26, 2013 |
I'm worried about Andre Ethier. Aren't you? Shouldn't you be? I'm mortified he might be happy . Now normally this little piece of baseball nirvana is a desired destination, but we're talking about Andre Ethier, a man who believes he's built a career constantly facing down naysayers. It's a motivational tool used his entire career. He's admitted that chip on his shoulder provided focus and determination, fueled his ascent as a major leaguer. You know, to that career not a single soul on planet Earth believed he would ever achieve.