Manager Dave Roberts said Ethier (back) may not return until September, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Ethier, who has been sidelined since spring training, appears to have suffered yet another setback in his recovery from a back injury. A clearer timetable for his return should start to materialize once he resumes baseball activities, but Ethier appears to be a ways away from returning to the big club.
Ethier (back) has not partaken in any baseball activities yet and is not expected to return until after the All-Star break, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Ethier has been sidelined since spring training, and it doesn't seem like he's making any progress at all in his recovery process. A firmer timetable for his return should be revealed once he's able to ramp up his activity.
Ethier (back) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. With Ethier off the 40-man roster for the time being, it allowed the Dodgers to claim Justin Marks off waivers from the Rays. This is more of a procedural move than anything, as it still would line Ethier up to return sometime in June. More details on his recovery progress should emerge as his return date nears.
Ethier (back) is not expected to be ready to return to the Dodgers until June, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Ethier still hasn't begun baseball activities and is expected to require somewhere near a full spring training prior to returning to the lineup, which pushes back the embattled outfielder's timetable even further. Nothing is set in stone as of now, but a more specific gameplan should come forth once he's able to ramp up his activity a bit more.
Ethier (back) has not been cleared for baseball activities and remains without a timetable to return, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. It has been over two weeks since Ethier began running, but the herniated disk in his back is still bothering him. Ethier will likely need a substantial rehab assignment before he can return to the majors, so expect him to miss at least another two weeks if not more as this injury lingers.