Ethier (leg) had a bone scan conducted Friday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. The results have yet to come back but Ethier will be looking for positive news as he's been recovering from a tibia fracture for nearly four months. The 34-year-old has progressed to soft toss and light jogging in recent weeks and is shooting for a return to the majors sometime in August.
Manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday that he's hoping Ethier will be able to return as early as August 2, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports. Ethier remains on the 60-day DL, and he's still about a month out from a return to the Dodgers. He's making steady progress, though, and could begin playing in rehab games in roughlytwo weeks. The August 2 return date is oddly specific for such a long-term injury, but it marks the start of a three-game set against the Rockies in Colorado and comes on the heels of an August 1 off day.
Ethier (leg) is with the Dodgers in Los Angeles and has been cleared for increased baseball activity, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. Ethier will be able to return to soft toss swings and light jogging, though this report does little to establish a potential return timetable. The Dodgers are down a left-handed outfielder due to the placement of Joc Pederson (shoulder) on the DL, so Ethier's return may get the fast track if the team feels he responds well to the increased workload.
The Dodgers clarified that Ethier won't get another scan on his injured leg this week, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Ethier was originally scheduled to get a scan on Thursday, but the Dodgers now say that this will not occur, as he has a lot of other things to do before he'll be evaluated again. It's likely more updates will come out as soon as he is rescheduled for evaluation.
Ethier is scheduled to get another scan on his injured right leg on Thursday but is still "a ways away" according to manager Dave Roberts, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Ethier was originally looking at a late June return, but unless this upcoming scan comes back with great news it looks like the outfielder will be out into July, if not longer. We'll update his status as soon as the results are in.