The news reached Andre Ethier just as it rippled across the baseball landscape in early December. Zack Greinke text messaged Ethier to let him know he had spurned the Dodgers in free agency and signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Nearly two months later, the departure still stings.
"It hurts big losing Zack," Ethier said at an event in San Bernardino, part of the "Dodgers Love L.A." caravan. "I don't care what you say. It hurts losing Zack."
Yet, Ethier maintained his optimism as he prepared for his 11th season with the Dodgers. He spent Wednesday morning meeting with victims and first-responders from the Dec. 2 terrorists attack. He...