LOS ANGELES — It is reunion weekend it seems for the Dodgers in Miami. Not only is Clayton Kershaw back on the mound after missing 62 games, but outfielder Andre Ethier is back at well, on his way to south Florida and could be activated as early as Friday night, the Dodgers say.
Ethier has been on the DL all year after fouling a ball off his right leg in March and fracturing his tibia.
Ethier played a whopping 11 games on a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, including their first two first-round Cal League playoff games against Lancaster. Ethier was 13-for-41 (.317) with four doubles, a home run and a walk with the Quakes.
He played three games in right field, two games in left field and six games at designated hitter with Rancho Cucamonga. Ethier was 2-for-3 with a run scored on Thursday night in Lancaster in five innings as the DH.
Ethier could be activated tomorrow. #Dodgers— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) September 9, 2016
Roberts said Ethier will get occasional starts.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) September 9, 2016
The Dodgers will need to make a corresponding transaction to make room on the 40-man roster for Ethier’s activation off the 60-day disabled list.