Free-agent outfielder Andre Ethier has denied a report stating that he was planning to retire.

Ethier told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com that a report from FanRag Sports' Robert Murray stating he planned to call it a career is "totally untrue." Ethier added that his back is healthy and he's preparing to play next season.

Ethier has spent 12 years in MLB, all of which came with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers bought out the final year of his contract for $2.5 million earlier this month.

Injuries limited Ethier to 38 games between 2016 and 2017, but the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reported in September the 35-year-old planned to return in 2018.