Some may have believed Los Angeles Dodgers veteran outfielder Andre Ethier was in a bit of a slump for much of this season. As the outfielder appears set to primarily split time with Carl Crawford in left field, one would understand the change of pace for Ethier was affecting his play. However, his performance has begun to turn around in May as he is batting .355 on month with two home runs and 16 RBIs on the season.
Although Ethier made it clear that he has changed his approach at the plate, he would not specify what exactly he was doing differently. Ethier said that he has been undergoing a longterm process in hopes to get himself back on track after the uncharacteristic start to the season amid the crowded outfield.
Despite the uncertainty about his position in the starting lineup, Ethier has proven he will prepare as though he’s an every day starter. This mentality will serve the outfielder well as he adjusts to his time as a platoon player.
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