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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 24, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Brian Wilson's not right and it's time to worry, baby. Everything seems a struggle for Wilson right now, and it was never more evident than Thursday night when he was charged with four runs in the ninth inning that led the Phillies to a 7-3 victory over the Dodgers before a sellout crowd of 51,699 at Dodger Stadium. Wilson hasn't looked like the Wilson who arrived late last season -- and was just short of a sensation, going 2-1 with a 0.66 earned-run average and 0.87 WHIP. He spent a 15-day stint on the disabled list with what the Dodgers called nerve irritation, but was really more for him to build up arm strength.
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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 24, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Familiar problems resurfaced Thursday for the Dodgers and their manager. Brian Wilson again didn't resemble the pitcher he was last season, as he was charged with four runs in the ninth inning of a 7-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. There were problems aside from the continued instability of Wilson, who has already spent 15 days sidelined because of issues with his surgically repaired elbow. BOX SCORE: Philadelphia 7, Dodgers 3 The Dodgers made another costly error, this time in the form of a routine bouncer hitting first baseman Adrian Gonzalez's glove and dribbling into the outfield.
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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 19, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 6 KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers were going down quickly against Arizona rookie right-hander Mike Bolsinger early, trailing 4-0 in the middle of the fourth. But the second time through the lineup, the Dodgers began to show significant life. After one-out singles by Adrian Gonzalez and Matt Kemp in the fourth, Andre Ethier gave the Dodgers a boost with a three-run home run. AT THE PLATE: The first hit for Gonzalez, in the fourth, extended his hitting streak to 14 games, longest in the National League this season.
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April 18, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
As it turns out, we all got the question wrong. How would the Dodgers split playing time among four outfielders? By the time the Dodgers finally got their four headline outfielders healthy at the same time, they had decided to split time among five outfielders. For now, the Dodgers have a stable outfield rotation. If they face a right-hander, the outfield consists of Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, and either Matt Kemp or Yasiel Puig. If they face a left-hander, the outfield consists of Kemp, Puig and Scott Van Slyke.
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April 12, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Anybody starting to wonder whether Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly just doesn't want to pick between Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford when facing a left-hander? There is that benefit, but Mattingly has good reason for sitting both as he is doing again Saturday against Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Wade Miley. For the second time in a week since he's had all of his outfielders available, Mattingly elected to sit both left-handed hitters Ethier and Crawford, starting Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Scott Van Slyke. He also sat second baseman Dee Gordon, who only leads the team with a .405 batting average, in favor of right-hander Justin Turner.
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April 11, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Yasiel Puig will be back in the lineup Friday for the Dodgers' series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Puig didn't start any of the last three games as he nursed a sprained left thumb. He was injured Saturday sliding head first into first base in a game against the San Francisco Giants. With Puig back, Matt Kemp will start the game on the bench. Puig will start in right field, Andre Ethier in center and Carl Crawford in left. The Dodgers are visiting Chase Field for the first time since they clinched the National League West title here last year.
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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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April 6, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Eighteen months ago, Matt Kemp did something at Dodger Stadium he was supposed to do, that he did fairly routinely. He hit a home run. This is the stunning thing, though: That was the last time he hit a homer at Chavez Ravine, or at least it was until Sunday. After a series of injuries and rehabs, Kemp rediscovered his power stroke Sunday, hitting not only one homer but two in the Dodgers' 6-2 victory over the Giants before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 48,367. Hanley Ramirez liked Kemp's two-homer idea so much, he added two of his own. Kemp's last home run at Dodger Stadium came Sept.
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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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August 22, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Well, Matt Kemp got a hit. That ended an 0-for-21 skid. He also hit the ball hard two other times. That's going in the right direction. Now, if the Dodgers can correct the other half of their big outfield duo problem. Andre Ethier is in a different kind of slump, if a more selective one: He is once again struggling to hit left-handed pitching. There has been a pretty decent split between the way Etheir, who bats left-handed, fared against lefties vs. righties for years, though it wasn't looking like much of a problem through the end of May when he was batting .311 against lefties.
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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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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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