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Sunday, May 16, 2010

ESPNLA: Ethier breaks bone in right pinkie

SAN DIEGO—The Dodgers have lost Andre Ethier at least through Sunday and possibly much longer after the hot-hitting right fielder, who leads the National League in all three Triple Crown categories, broke a small bone in the little finger of his right hand swinging a bat before Saturday night’s 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres.

Ethier will return to Los Angeles on Sunday to meet with team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache and hand specialist Dr. Steve Shinn at the Kerlan-Jobe clinic. Dodgers trainer Stan Conte said no prognosis for Ethier will be available until after that examination.

Ethier said his finger got pinched against the knob of his bat while he was taking a swing.

“I was just in the cage hitting, taking regular swings,’’ Ethier said. “This is something I have done quite a few times before, but it’s usually a sprain or a bruise. This time, it finally gave way, I think. I swung three or four more times afterward, thinking it was just a sprain. But then I sat around for an hour, and it started throbbing a little bit.

“I thought at that point that it must be pretty bad this time. I went out and played catch, and it flared back up a little bit. So then I tried to hold a bat just to see what it felt like, and it didn’t feel right.’‘

The Dodgers will likely field a Reed Johnson/Garret Anderson platoon in RF if Ethier goes on the DL. Yikes.

Tripon Posted: May 16, 2010 at 04:57 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. McCoy Posted: May 16, 2010 at 11:50 AM (#3533982)
Boy, how many times have we heard of a guy breaking his hand while gripping his knob? All too often, all too often.
   2. Lassus Posted: May 16, 2010 at 12:10 PM (#3533990)
   3. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 16, 2010 at 12:29 PM (#3533994)
Who let Charlie Brown in?
   4. 3Com Park Posted: May 16, 2010 at 02:21 PM (#3534019)
More divorce fallout
   5. God Posted: May 16, 2010 at 08:45 PM (#3534262)
It'll actually be an Xavier Paul/Reed Johnson platoon if Ethier goes on the DL. Which still ain't Andre Ethier, of course.
   6. Tripon Posted: May 16, 2010 at 08:51 PM (#3534265)
I don't know about that, the Dodgers actually like Nick Green.
   7. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: May 16, 2010 at 08:55 PM (#3534268)
They've given Green 2ABs. The fact that they'd rather play Carroll out of position at short stop than Nick Green shows how much they like Nick Green.
   8. Alex_Lewis Posted: May 16, 2010 at 09:14 PM (#3534275)
Poor baby.

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