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.