For the first time in 2016, Andre Ethier will start for the Dodgers on Sunday, in the series finale against the Dodgers in Miami.
Ethier was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday and appeared as a pinch hitter on Saturday night, grounding out to first base in the eighth inning. That gave the Dodgers 55 different players to appear in a game in 2016, tying the franchise record set last year.
He missed the first 140 games of the season with a fractured right tibia suffered when fouling a ball off his leg in spring training.
Ethier starts in left field and bats seventh on Sunday against Marlins right-hander Jose Urena. Ethier hit .306/.383/.517 against right-handed pitchers in 2015, and has hit .304/.382/.507 against them throughout his career.
With Justin Turner getting a day off in Sunday’s series finale, Howie Kendrick gets the call at third base, his 11th start of the season at the position. But it is Kendrick’s first start at the hot corner since June 16 against Milwaukee, 74 games ago.
Kendrick is the fourth Dodgers player to make at least 10 starts at third base, second base and left field in the same season, joining Jim Bucher (1935), Jim Gilliam (1958) and Jerry Hairston (2012).