UNITED STATES—The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that player Andre Ethier is retiring. Ethier, 36, has played for the Dodgers for 12 years. This announcement came on the tail of Chase Utley’s retirement announcement.
Ethier, a two time all star (2010-2011), was born in 1982. He attended Chandler-Gilbert Community College before transferring to Arizona State. Ethier was drafted by the Oakland A’s in 2001, but elected to return to college. The A’s drafted him once again in the second round of the 2003 draft. Ethier played in the minor leagues before the Dodgers acquired him in a trade for Anthony Perez and Milton Bradley.
He spoke about his career, saying, “There’s nothing like stepping out on the field at Dodger Stadium and looking up and seeing the faithful Dodger Blue supporting you, and I’m grateful for the reception and support I received in all my years playing there.”
In addition to his two All-Star game selections, Ethier has won the Silver Slugger (2009) and Gold Glove awards (2011). During his 12-year career, Ethier has 162 home runs, 687 runs batted in (RBI), 1367 hits, and 641 total runs. He also has a career batting average of .285.