Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier is expected back in Arizona Cheap Kids Soccer Jerseys on Thursday, but his availability for opening day is in jeopardy after he received an injection this week in Los Angeles to treat a herniated disk in his lower back, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Though manager Dave Roberts said Ethier felt “considerably better” after the epidural, he won’t be allowed to resume baseball activities for seven to 10 days.
This season is still expected to be a transition year for the Phillies. The makeshift lineup is comprised of young stars (Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco) while also featuring some veterans in Howie Kendrick and Michael Saunders.
Philadelphia will need Kendrick to have a Chicago Blackhawks Cheap Jerseys bounceback season offensively after he hit just .255 with eight home runs and 40 RBIs last season with the Dodgers.
It may be a couple years before the Phillies contend for a postseason spot, but they are no longer pushovers in the National League.
The Phillies begin the season with a three-game series starting opening day April 3 on the road against the Reds.
Philadelphia’s first home series runs April 7-9 against the Nationals.
While most sports games attempt to rate players in a manner that represents exactly what they are at the current time, “The Show” has always taken a bigger picture approach by building out the abilities of players based not just on the “now” but also performance going back multiple seasons. Keep that in mind as some inclusions in the lists below, and certain exclusions, could be explained away by that ratings methodology.