Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier has informed family and friends that he is retiring, league sources tell FanRag Sports. Ethier informed Dodgers media that he intended to continue his playing career in 2018, so it’s unclear what changed. He was unsurprisingly bought out of his $17.5 million deal for 2018 for $2.5 million by the Dodgers and is a free agent. In what has been a disappointing last few seasons plagued with injuries, it’s not a surprise that Ethier decided to hang it up. In the last two seasons, Ethier has played a combined 38 games, hitting a combined three home runs with five RBI, while failing to hit over .240 in either season. Prior to injuries, however, Ethier was a strong player for the Dodgers, putting up ten quality seasons. In those seasons, he hit 159 home runs with 682 RBI, while hitting a career .285.