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Dodgers veteran Andre Ethier is dealing with neck issue as September activation approaches

Dodgers veteran Andre Ethier is dealing with neck issue as September activation approaches

Outfielder Andre Ethier, who has been on the disabled list all season, is now dealing with a “neck thing,” which could limit his usage when the Dodgers activate him this weekend, manager Dave Roberts said.

Ethier sustained a herniated a disk in his back in March. He did not appear in a game until beginning a rehabilitation assignment on Aug. 12. He has been held out of the triple-A Oklahoma City lineup the last few days because of the neck issue, Roberts said.

Roberts was unsure about the nature of Ethier’s injury — how it affects him, how he sustained it — but did say Ethier is still expected to meet the team in San Diego on Friday.

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