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:
#Dodgers Andre Ethier had X-rays on right elbow after HBP. Negative. Expected to be sore for a couple days but available to play 'Thurs
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 31, 2015
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.
Dodgers 2015 Spring Training – Austin Barnes