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Andre Ethier starts at DH in finale with Yankees

2nd start in 5 games for Ethier since return from DL

MLB: Spring Training-Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Andre Ethier gets the start at designated hitter in the Dodgers’ series finale against the Yankees on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium in New York, against right-handed starter Michael Pineda.

It is Ethier’s second start in five games since his activation from the disabled list on Saturday, after missing 140 games with a fractured right tibia. Ethier so far is 0-for-4 in two games since his return, including one start.

Justin Turner had one of the Dodgers’ five hits on Tuesday night as the designated hitter, and Adrian Gonzalez on Monday night was 1-for-5 with an RBI in his night as the DH. So far this season, Dodgers’ designated hitters are 7-for-36 (.194) with a double and three walks, with two RBI in nine games.

Ethier in his career has started seven previous games at DH, the last on April 30, 2014 in Minnesota. He also appeared once as a DH in reserve, going 1-for-2 on Aug. 18, 2015 in Oakland in a game he did not start.