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In the second inning on Tuesday’s game, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier was hit on the right elbow by a pitch out of the hand of Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon.Ethier had to leave the game as a result of the play.

According to Bill Plunkett of the OC Register, X-Rays on Ethier’s elbow came back negative:

Ethier is having a solid spring so far. He is batting .313 (15-for-48), with a homer and 10 RBIs. He is still on the outside looking in of the Dodgers starting outfield though, as Yasiel Puig, Carl Crawford and Joc Pederson are likely to be the Opening Day starters.

The two-time All-star lost his starting outfield spot in the middle of the 2014, when he put up the worst numbers of his career, batting .249 with four homers and 42 RBIs in 130 games.

Earlier in the offseason Ethier said that he either wants to start or be traded. With him still being owed $50 million over the next three seasons, it is unlikely that he will be traded, so he may find himself as a bench player again in 2015.

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Daniel Starkand is a senior at Chapman University majoring in journalism and minoring in broadcast journalism. He grew up in Burbank, CA. He played baseball at Burbank High and his first year at Chapman. He also writes for The Panther newspaper.

2 Responses

  1. Tobin Tiller

    I wish they would offer the Mets Either, one of our utility in-fielders,and cash for Dillon Gee

    Reply
  2. Michael Moore

    No one will take Ethier he is owed too much money on his contract. I think the Dodgers should keep him he is of value to the club.

    Reply

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