Ethier set to rejoin Dodgers Monday in Arizona

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andre ethier headshot dodgers.jpgDodgers outfielder Andre Ethier finished up a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday night, going 2-for-3 for Triple-A Albuquerque, and is set to rejoin the big league club on Monday night in Arizona.  Or so says ESPN Los Angeles’ Tony Jackson.

Ethier, 28, has been on the disabled list since May 18 with a fracture at the tip of his pinkie finger.  He was scorching hot offensively before the injury and will try to pick up right where he left off against the Diamondbacks on Monday night.

The former Arizona State Sun Devil was batting a ridiculous .392/.457/.744 through 33 games with 11 home runs and 38 RBI.  The Dodgers have won only five of their last 10 games without him and still trail the Padres by two games in the National League West standings.

Astros place Josh Reddick on the disabled list due to a leg infection

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Prior to Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Giants, the Astros announced that outfielder Josh Reddick has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a leg infection. Outfielder Jake Marisnick has been recalled from Triple-A Fresno.

Reddick, 31, has only started two games in the last week due to the leg issue, so it makes sense that the Astros would simply put him on the DL to free up the roster spot. He’s hitting .227/.331/.409 with six home runs and 18 RBI in 154 plate appearances this season.

Marisnick, 27, put up a 1.014 OPS in 23 plate appearances with Fresno. His major league numbers this season are much less impressive, batting .141/.151/.282 in 87 trips to the plate.