Andre Ethier (right) is set to rejoin the Dodgers this weekend in Miami. (Getty Images)
If you had September 9 in your office’s “when will Andre Ethier
return to the Dodgers” pool, congratulations. You have a gambling problem.
Ethier’s minor league rehabilitation assignment ended Friday with a one-sentence announcement in the team’s game notes: “Ethier is headed to Miami and could be reinstated by the Dodgers as early as tonight.”
Andre Ethier, right, hasn’t played this season while recovering from a fractured right tibia. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes were supposed to give Andre Ethier a rehab game.
They almost gave him two.
Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin allowed one run in his only inning Tuesday in a rehab start for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Ravin allowed a double to the first batter he faced, Johnny Sewald. Sewald advanced to third base on a wild pitch and scored on a deep groundout. Later in the inning, Lancster’s Bryan Muniz missed a home run by a few feet before flying out to end the inning.
Ravin got through the inning with one earned run and one strikeout against his ledger. The right-hander is on the 15-day disabled list with right triceps soreness.
Rehabbing Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is starting in right field for Rancho Cucamonga.
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga tonight. He’ll face Padres pitcher Tyson Ross, who is on a rehab assignment with Lake Elsinore.
Ethier has not played this season while recovering from a fractured right tibia.
The Quakes host the Storm in the 7 pm game at LoanMart Field.
Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson said his next rehab start Tuesday will either take place in Stockton or Colorado Springs — where the Dodgers’ Single-A affiliate (Rancho Cucamonga) and Triple-A affiliate (Oklahoma City) are playing road games, respectively.
Anderson pitched three innings in Rancho Cucamonga Thursday night, his first competitive game of the season. He’ll throw a bullpen session tomorrow at Dodger Stadium.
The veteran left-hander had surgery in March on a herniated disc in his lower back.