Spring Training has already begun for the Los Angeles Dodgers, as the focus has finally shifted from MLB front offices to the players on the field. However, there's still some activity from the MLB Hot Stove to work through. With that in mind, here are the latest Dodgers rumors and news for March 20th.
Andre Ethier Injury Update
Dodgers OF Andre Ethier had a bit of an injury scare Friday, when he limped off the field after fouling a ball off his shin. Luckily for the Dodgers and Ethier, the X-Ray came back negative and it's just a bruise. He's listed as day-to-day.
Brandon Beachy Injury Not Serious?
Beachy is on the outside looking in for the No. 5 starter race, and his latest injury won't help things.
Brandon Beachy said he has mild tendinitis and is confident it is not serious. Will take a few days off.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) March 20, 2016
Beachy has battled elbow issues in the past, so there's good reason to be concerned. However, it at least sounds like he'll be okay.
No. 5 Starter
The Dodgers decision to option Zach Lee to the minor league camp means that Mike Bolsinger is the likely No. 5 starter for the Dodgers. However, Bolsinger was a late scratch for his start today. While it's far too early to hit the panic button on Bolsinger, another potential injury does not bode well.