One of my favorite guys in the minors last year, but he has struggled in the bigs and has struggled mightily in ST. As as already been said, he doesn't have a starting spot available for him. Dodgers signed Juan Rivera to play LF (don't know why), and Ethier in RF and Loney at 1B. I'll assume he'll spell those 3 guys throughout the first half unless someone goes down with an injury. But honestly, I'd rather see him playing everyday in AAA than sit on the bench and play twice a week in the bigs, if that.
However, this is a guy I would keep an eye on in the second half. Unless the Dodgers are in the playoff hunt in late July, I fully expect them to trade Ethier. He is in a contract year, and they just paid Matt Kemp big money, so unlikely they will pay big money to lockup Ethier. When he gets dealt, that will open up an everyday spot in the OF for Sands.