Andre Ethier's .852 OPS ranked 15th among outfielders with at least 300 at-bats last year -- ahead of Lorenzo Cain and Mookie Betts, to name a couple -- so he'd still be a great Fantasy option if he played against both righties and lefties. Or maybe he wouldn't. After all, he hit .200 with a .474 OPS in the few at-bats he got against lefties last season. But you get the idea: After looking one short year ago like he might have nothing left in the tank, he showed he in fact does, regaining his power stroke and exercising his ever-keen batting eye at age 33. Because he's confined to a platoon role at this stage of his career, though, he's not worth a heavy investment even in five-outfielder leagues. Draft him late, if at all.
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is out of the lineup Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reports. With lefty Madison Bumgarner on the hill, the Dodgers will deploy a righty-heavy lineup. Scott Van Slyke will get the start in right field and hit eighth.
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is out of the lineup Saturday against the Pirates, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports. Ethier's historical struggles against lefties will result in him hitting the bench again with the Dodgers facing their fourth straight southpaw starting pitcher. Chris Heisey picks up the start in right field in Ethier's absence.
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockies. With lefty Chris Rusin due up for Colorado, Ethier will head to the bench in favor of Chris Heisey in right field. Ethier is hitting at a pretty empty .280 clip so far this month, collecting three extra-base hits (all doubles) and one walk in 10 games.
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's series-opener against the Padres. Ethier fouled a ball off of his knee on Wednesday and is considered day-to-day. Ethier, whose knee is swollen, is available to pinch hit if necessary on Thursday.
A matchup against premier Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner has Dodgers lefty hitters Chase Utley, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford on the bench Tuesday night. Utley is batting .187 (13-for-70) against lefties this season.