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March 10, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers scratched outfielder Andre Ethier from their Saturday lineup after he complained of what the team called "mild mid-back stiffness" during batting practice. The Dodgers listed his status as day-to-day. Ethier also reported back stiffness during the Dodgers' first full-squad workout this spring. He left the field to receive treatment and returned to the workout. Ethier has five hits in his first eight Cactus League at-bats. He has reported no problems with his surgically repaired right knee.
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April 6, 2014 | Dylan Hernandez
Yasiel Puig made himself the story again Saturday. A day after he was benched for showing up late to batting practice, Puig slid headfirst into first base when he didn't have to, leaving the Dodgers waiting for X-rays of his left thumb to be reviewed by their medical staff. Puig played the final six innings of the Dodgers' 7-2 defeat to the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium, but could be sidelined for the series finale Sunday as the Dodgers try to avoid a three-game sweep.
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March 28, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Andre Ethier said Wednesday morning that it was too early to say how the Dodgers' sale could affect his future. Ethier is under contract this year for $10.95 million. He will be eligible for free agency at the end of the season. He said he wasn't sure if he was any more optimistic about remaining a Dodger beyond this season. “It's way too early to even play those games in your mind right now,” he said. “It's a proven group, a lot of proven winners and people who want to win, but we still don't know what their goals are going to be coming in. It's that whole thing of don't look too far ahead, just be focused on right now. If we do our job, then everything will work out.” But Ethier sounded as if he would be open to discussing a contract extension during the season.
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April 4, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
San Francisco Giants 8, Dodgers 4 KEY MOMENT: With the Dodgers' early 8-0 deficit cut in half, Hanley Ramirez stole second base with Adrian Gonzalez at the plate and no outs in the seventh inning. However, Giants Manager Bruce Bochy challenged and successfully overturned the safe call involving Ramirez at second base. Gonzalez struck out on the next pitch, ending any realistic chance at a comeback. The sequence marked the first time the expanded replay system was used in a Dodgers game.
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October 3, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
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August 3, 2009 | Dylan Hernandez
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."
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September 18, 2009 | JERRY CROWE
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."
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August 22, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
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.
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September 21, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
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March 26, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
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.
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April 2, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres, 5-1, at Petco Park on Wednesday night to improve to 4-1 on the season. Here's a recap of the game. AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier entered the game a combined four for 43. But the Dodgers' 3-4-5 hitters discovered their collective rhythm, as they combined for four hits and four runs batted in. Ramirez, who was one for 15 in the first four games, drove in the Dodgers' first...
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March 21, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SYDNEY, Australia - Even on the other side of the world, the Dodgers have been cast as the villains. The buildup to their season opener Saturday against the Arizona Diamondbacks is reminiscent of the scenario the Dodgers faced when they played the St. Louis Cardinals last year during the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers' wealth and perceived arrogance have made them the bad guys here. Catcher A.J. Ellis wasn't surprised. "We're the bad guys back in the States," Ellis said.
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March 14, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
MESA, Ariz. - Andre Ethier's move to center field last year was sudden. Matt Kemp suffered a strained hamstring muscle and the next day Ethier was asked to do something he hadn't done regularly since college. Now, with an entire spring to prepare himself to play the position, Ethier expects to be more comfortable in the middle of the outfield this season than he was last. "I think you learn some of the finer points that come with that position, the things that you're able to do, how you cut off balls," he said.
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March 12, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
You want sharp, buy a Henckels. Try and match wits with P.J. O'Rourke. Read Jim Murray. Right now the Dodgers just need Zack Greinke to build some arm strength, and all that sharpness can come later. Greinke threw only four pitches this spring before a strained calf forced him to the sideline. He finally made his second appearance Wednesday , and if he wasn't completely sharp, that was understandable and fine. He came out of his two-inning appearance against the Diamondbacks healthy and went on to throw a simulated inning in the bullpen.
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March 11, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Zack Greinke performed defensive drills with the Dodgers' other pitchers Tuesday morning. Provided he doesn't feel any discomfort in his calf as a result, he's scheduled to pitch a couple of innings Wednesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have six exhibition games remaining before they leave to Australia for their season-opening series. Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier won't play Tuesday in the Dodgers' game against the Kansas City Royals in nearby Surprise.
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March 11, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
All this talk about the Dodgers' four outfielders. What about the fifth? He has feelings too. Also a pretty decent power bat, or so the Dodgers hope. It is outfielder Scott Van Slyke who leads the Dodgers in runs batted in this spring. Not Andre Ethier. Not the struggling Yasiel Puig and Carl Crawford. Not Matt Kemp, still recovering from surgery and yet to play. Van Slyke hit his second home run of the spring - tying him with Juan Uribe for the club lead - on Tuesday, a two-run shot at Surprise Stadium in the Dodgers' 7-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
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March 6, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Spring training is a lot like marriage, a constant mix of the good and bad. This guy looks poised for a breakout year, this guy is struggling. This hitter is on fire, this pitcher is melting. The wife is ageless, the husband is resembling a latter Orson Wells. Or something like that. On Day 2 of the Dodgers' 2012 spring season, they naturally received early doses of both good and bad, none of which can be taken too seriously, though that's partly why we love spring training. They lost 8-4 to the Giants Tuesday, which being spring wouldn't even qualify as bad news, except it was against the Giants.
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March 9, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
PHOENIX -- This season will be the eighth of Andre Ethier's career, the first of an $85-million contract. For all that time, and for all that money, the Dodgers really have no idea what to expect when Ethier bats against left-handed pitchers. For now, he is the Dodgers' everyday right fielder. "I'm definitely not going to platoon him," Manager Don Mattingly said Saturday. Ethier batted .222 with a .606 OPS against left-handers last season, .325 with a .945 OPS against right-handers.
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March 11, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Yeah, it's only spring and everything starts over on opening day and exhibition stats don't mean diddly, but still … It would nice if this supposed Dodgers offensive juggernaut started to at least resemble its splendid billing. The Dodgers will remain in the Arizona desert for only five more days before heading to Australia to start their season. And over half their projected starting lineup is struggling to hit .200 this spring. Juan Uribe (.333), Andre Ethier (.320)
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March 11, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Adrian Gonzalez drew another walk Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals, his fourth in 26 plate appearances this spring. This is by design. "I'm not going to go up there looking for a walk, but I do think I can get back to walking more," Gonzalez said. Gonzalez led the major leagues in walks in 2009 with 119. He drew a combined 89 walks over the last two seasons, including 47 last year. Gonzalez attributes the decrease to the change in players around him. In 2009, he was playing for the light-hitting San Diego Padres, who offered him little protection in the lineup.
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