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Blister on right palm could sideline Andre Ethier [UPDATED]

August 22, 2012|By Dylan Hernandez
  • Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier follows through on a home run against the Braves on Friday night in Atlanta. He's been mired in a slump since then.
Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier follows through on a home run against… (Scott Cunningham / Getty…)

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.

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