Ethier Update: Playoffs in Question

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  1. THINKBLUE

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    @dylanohernandez: Mattingly bracing himself for possibility Ethier won't be available for playoffs.
     
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    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    Another minor injury turning bigger by the day

    Hope kemp/Crawford can hit well vs. righties cause that's a huge loss vs. righties

    Get well soon Ethier, please! Fuck. Ugh
     
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    Who the fuck is supposed to come up with all the clutch hits now?!
     
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    Jerry Hairston.
     
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    Good try.
     
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    I never said which one.

    Sr.
     
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    Fuck this sucks. Please be okay
     
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    I fucking hate Dylan Hernandez. When Hanley hurt his shoulder in Chicago, that douche was talking about him being out for the postseason.
     
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    UPDATE:

    By Ken Gurnick | MLB.com -- Thursday 11:39 am PT​

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    SAN FRANCISCO -- Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier's availability for next week's playoffs is in doubt​
    because of his ankle injury, manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday.​

    The club sent Ethier to Los Angeles on Wednesday for an MRI and CT scan, which showed his lower​
    left leg had improved but not completely healed. Drs. Neal ElAttrache and Phillip Kwong, a foot and​
    ankle specialist, cleared Ethier to return to games when he is able to run the bases without pain.​

    Ethier was back in the clubhouse at AT&T Park after Wednesday night's game, but wouldn't elaborate​
    much beyond the club's prepared statement.​

    "I'm not worried about that," he said when asked about the postseason. "I'm worried about​
    tomorrow. Does the postseason start tomorrow? All right then. We're just worrying about tomorrow."​

    Ethier originally injured his left ankle on a swing in Colorado on Sept. 4 and re-injured it on a double​
    against the Giants on Sept. 13, the last time he played. After more than a week of therapy, he​
    encountered increased pain trying to round the bases in a workout Tuesday, leading to Wednesday's​
    exam.​

    "Yeah, I'm a little worried about him," said Mattingly. "He didn't look good and wasn't running very​
    hard. I'd like to be optimistic. It was the same thing with Matt [Kemp] about turning [the bases] and​
    two days later he was rolling. That would be great. We'll just see. Today we sent him to rule out​
    anything in a different direction."​

    The club is calling the injury a left ankle sprain. Ethier said the discomfort he has is believed to stem​
    from the periosteum, the sheath that covers the bones of the leg, with pain similar to shin splints.​

    Although he insisted the club hasn't internally set rosters, Mattingly indicated he would not be​
    comfortable carrying Ethier for strictly pinch-hitting purposes.​

    "He's got to be able to run the bases," Mattingly said. "Yesterday he was a little disappointed. He​
    had the off-day and said he was perfectly fine. Shagging in the outfield he looked really good, a​
    little cautious, but then the turns disappointed him. The fear is it's taking longer. He's been out 11​
    days. We're running out of time again."​

    If Ethier is not on the roster, it might open a spot for Scott Van Slyke, who has played primarily​
    outfield, or Jerry Hairston, who might otherwise be squeezed off the roster by newcomer Michael​
    Young. As right-handed hitters, Van Slyke or Hairston would give Mattingly a platoon-mate for left​
    fielder Carl Crawford against left-handed pitching.​

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    hitting vs righties has never been our problem and that doesn't change with Kemp in. Kemp's far more comfortable against righties in comparison to Ethier's comfort level against lefties...we all know that. plus we have Puig/Hanley/AGon tearing the cover off the ball against righties. we're fine there.

    hitting against lefties has been our problem because either Ethier, CC, and AGon have to be in the top/mid part of our lineup or Donnie's had to take them out of the lineup altogether for most of the year. those 3 guys struggling against lefties...again we don't have 3 core guys struggling against righties like that. so for that reason i feel we'll be alright.

    would love for the team to be 100% complete, but that's obviously not in the cards for this squad. we've already signed Numata...if we can sign Tanaka and then Urias and Onelki and those guys keep coming along i could see them packaging Ethier, Bills, and Zach Lee. it looks like it's just a matter of time. they'll have to pay a portion of Ethier's deal of course, but it'd be worth it if David Price was coming back. pay the price for Price. lol imagine our pipeline of pitching if we signed Tanaka and then got Price for Ethier/Bills/Z.Lee...that'd be Kershaw/Price/Greinke/Ryu/(probably Nolasco back)/Tanaka/Urias/Onelki/Numata/Stripling/Reed lol lovely
     
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    I think the biggest part of this that hurts is not having that bat available off the bench in crunch times, whether it is his, Kemp's, or Crawford's. It would especially hurt if we make it past the first two rounds and don't have a shoe in for the DH spot.
     
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    Ethier resumes workouts after exams check out
    By Ken Gurnick | MLB.com -- 9/26/2013 9:20pm ET

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Cleared by doctors after Wednesday's MRI and CT scan, Andre Ethier resumed working out on his injured left ankle with the team on Thursday.

    Ethier is able to hit, catch balls in the outfield and throw. Manager Don Mattingly said the club will wait until next week to test Ethier on the bases, and determining his role, if any, in the first round of the playoffs might not be made until the last minute.

    Because he won't be playing in the final three regular-season games, Ethier will maintain his swing in simulated games, Mattingly said.

    "It doesn't mean we're not moving forward," Mattingly said. "I'm a little more encouraged today."

    Besides Ethier, Mattingly said he feels good about the physical condition of his club, which has been battered most of the season.

    "Andre's the only guy," Mattingly said, although utility man Jerry Hairston has been sidelined with back spasms.

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    Fuckin forget Andre already. Hairston will be ready and come up with some real post season magic.
     
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