Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 7/12/12
It wasn't an 0-2 performance by Andre Ethier Wednesday at Rancho Cucamonga's Epicenter that was the biggest Dodger news of the day. It was his pre-game assertion that he felt he could have rejoined his Los Angeles teammates prior to the All-Star Break after a left oblique injury suffered in the first inning of a 3-0 loss to San Francisco on June 27 kept him sidelined for the final 11 games before the break. "Yeah, I feel like I'm a hundred percent right now," Ethier said before Wednesday's 7-0 Quakes loss to the Inland Empire 66ers. "I thought I could probably go there in Arizona. That's what I was trying to get them to do, to let me play in Arizona and let me enjoy my All-Star Break, but to no success. They decided to let me get the extra rest." And while his teammates were venturing back into Southern California for the post-All Star slate that begins against San Diego Friday night at Dodger Stadium, Ethier was at the club's High Class-A home in Rancho Cucamonga to mark his firs...
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