June 28, 2012 |
Starved for good news, the Dodgers received a morsel Thursday and devoured it. When you've lost eight of nine, been shut out by your rival the last three games and are playing without your No. 2, 3 and 4 hitters, a crumb can feel like a feast. The good news arrived via the medical review of the MRI taken on Andre Ethier's strained left oblique muscle. Ethier's injury was not deemed serious enough to place him on the disabled list, at least for now, and the Dodgers called him that favorite medical standby - day-to-day.
March 30, 2012 |
The Dodgers need to investigate Andre Ethier's aversion to hitting singles this spring. They might mention they are allowed, though it's just possible they are completely fine with his swing. I mean, given that he's simply been tearing the ball up all spring. Ethier continued his Ruthian ways Friday against the Brewers, hitting a double and home run, each driving in a pair of runs - and all the Dodgers' runs - in a 9-4 loss at Camelback. In a split-squad game against the Cubs in Mesa, the Dodgers won, 6-3, behind a two-run triple by Dee Gordon.
November 28, 2012 |
ANDRE ETHIER , 30, outfielder Final 2012 stats: .284 batting average, 20 home runs, 89 RBI, 36 doubles, 79 runs and .351 on-base and .460 slugging percentages. Contract status: Signed for the next five seasons at $85 million. The good: Good pretty much describes his season. He led the team in RBIs, doubles and runs, and was second in home runs and slugging percentage. Hit .509 when ahead in the count and .331 at home. Committed only one error in 149 games.
December 16, 2013 |
Andre Ethier has started the Dodgers' opener in right field for five consecutive seasons. That streak appears over, barring injury to Yasiel Puig. That could leave Ethier in center field, or in left field, or left out, or on another team. The Dodgers say they have no plans to trade any of their four outfielders at this time, but they would not be opposed to trading one in order to replenish their prospect stock. That has left Ethier in the position of reading his name in trade rumors all winter, again.
May 12, 2012 |
Six weeks into the season, Andre Ethier can report his surgically repaired right knee is holding up fine. "Everything feels good," he said. Ethier entered Saturday as the National League leader in runs batted in with 32. While teammate Matt Kemp's home run prowess has gained national attention, Ethier has quietly driving in runs on a consistent basis. "I know what my job is here hitting fourth - giving Matt protection," he said. "Not too many people want to pitch to him no matter what protection is behind him, but I'm just there to pick him up. " Opposing pitchers are becoming increasingly hesitant to pitch to Kemp, who went into Saturday as the National League co-leader in home runs with 12. Kemp walked once every 7.5 plate appearances last month.
September 21, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The Dodgers' season is unraveling. But unlike last year, Andre Ethier has a chance to do something about it. He's healthy. "For the most part, I've achieved my goal of staying on the field," Ethier said. Ethier's injury-plagued 2011 season ended here at Nationals Park, where the Dodgers shut him down and sent him to Alabama to get his ailing right knee to examined. He later had minor surgery. Ethier's only significant injury this year came in the middle of the season when he strained a side muscle.
August 10, 2010 |
Reporting from Philadelphia — Manny Ramirez was still out of the lineup, and out of sight, for that matter. So was Russell Martin. And Rafael Furcal was on his way to joining them on the disabled list. But on Tuesday night, the Dodgers got back Andre Ethier. In the Dodgers' 15-9 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, Ethier had his first four-hit game of the season, driving in three runs and scoring four. The run total was the Dodgers' highest of the season.
September 9, 2011 |
With two doctors already recommending surgery, Andre Ethier is awaiting one final opinion before undergoing a minor procedure to clean up his long-ailing right knee. An operation could take place before the end of the season. Trainer Stan Conte estimated a recovery time of eight weeks. "If we're going to do something, we're going to do it sooner," Conte said. "It gives us two or three more weeks to give him as normal an off-season condition program as usual. " Already ruled out for the remainder of the season, Ethier met with orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Alabama on Friday.
June 13, 2013 |
PITTSBURGH - Andre Ethier doesn't know where he'll be batting in the lineup when the Dodgers open a three-game series in Pittsburgh on Friday. Or, for that matter, if he'll be playing at all. These days, nothing is certain for Ethier, who only a year ago was viewed as one of the team's centerpieces and signed to a five-year, $85-million contract extension. Not only is Ethier's short-term future now in question, his long-term future is too. The emergence of Yasiel Puig has led to widespread speculation in baseball circles that the Dodgers will attempt to trade Ethier in the near future.
April 20, 2012 |
HOUSTON - Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier led the offense, third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. made two dazzling plays and the Dodgers' starting pitcher was effective enough if not outstanding. Sound familiar? In a repeat of their win over the Milwaukee Brewers a day earlier, the Dodgers followed nearly the same blueprint again Friday to defeat the Houston Astros, 3-1, in the opener of their three-game series at Minute Maid Park. That lifted the Dodgers' record to 11-3 on Manager Don Mattingly's 51st birthday, their best start since going 12-2 through the first 14 games in 2005.