Andre Ethier has a popped blister on the palm of his right hand that has exposed an area of raw skin the size of a quarter.
Ethier reported feeling fine while taking batting practice on Wednesday, but could still be scratched from the lineup for the Dodgers’ series finale tonight against the San Francisco Giants.
[UPDATE, 7:22 p.m.: Ethier remained in the Dodgers lineup and started in right field.]
The team’s medical staff tried making a pad for him to wear inside his batting glove while hitting.
Ethier said the blister popped on Sunday and that he has been in pain since then when holding a bat.
Ethier is hitless in his last three games.