GLENDALE, Ariz. — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier will be out 10 to 14 weeks after fracturing his right tibia.

Ethier, the projected starter in left field this year, was injured after fouling a ball off his shin Friday during a spring game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. X-rays that day revealed no broken bones but the Dodgers said Tuesday that a follow-up CT scan showed the fracture.

The team said Ethier won’t require surgery.

Ethier batted .294 with 14 homers and 53 RBI in 395 at-bats last season. He also had seven triples and a .366 on-base percentage.

BRAVES: The Atlanta Braves are breaking out some real belt-busting menu items for their final season at Turner Field.

Leading the way is the “Burgerizza,” which is described as a grilled 20-ounce beef patty, covered with five slices of cheddar cheese, topped with crispy bacon, and served between two 8-inch pepperoni pizzas. Don’t forget to bring a credit card. The Burgerizza is $26, and it’s worth noting an angioplasty is not included.

The Braves, in conjunction with concessions partner Delaware North, are also introducing “The Everything Dog,” aka T.E.D. (a play on Turner Field’s nickname). This $15 foot-long hot dog will be layered with fries, chili, nacho chips, beer cheese and jalapeños, topped with popcorn and drizzled with Coca-Cola-infused BBQ sauce, served in a pretzel bun.

The Braves are moving to a new stadium in suburban Cobb County in 2017.

TIGERS: Starter Daniel Norris exited because of tightness in his lower back after getting just one out and Toronto Blue Jays went on to beat Detroit 16-1 at Lakeland, Florida.

Norris, competing for the final spot in the rotation, gave up three runs on three hits and two walks.

Norris was scratched from his previous start over the weekend because of a stiff back. He is considered day-to-day.

ROCKIES: Top prospect Jon Gray left with abdominal tightness after facing only three batters and Nolan Arenado homered in Colorado’s 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Scottsdale, Arizona.

Gray, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, was penciled into a rotation spot. When Jonathan Lucroy tapped his 97 mph fastball to the mound for a likely double play, Gray threw it high and wide of second base and a run scored.

Manager Walt Weiss and the training staff came out to check on the 24-year-old Gray, who was quickly removed after 16 pitches.

Gray was to undergo an MRI.

“He said he was feeling it on certain pitches,” Weiss said. “When you hear that you just take him out.”

CUBS: Anthony Rizzo hit his second home run for the Chicago Cubs and Jason Hammel pitched five solid innings in a 9-6 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear, Arizona.

Hammel allowed one earned run and three hits in his longest outing of the spring.

Alfredo Simon, who recently signed with the Reds, pitched three perfect innings in his first outing and struck out four.


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