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By Jon Weisman
The Dodgers held their breath as left fielder and increasingly impressive leadoff hitter Andre Ethier went to get X-rays on his right leg.
Ethier, who hit the first pitch of today’s 11-8 loss to Arizona for a single up the middle, went down in the fourth inning after fouling a pitch off his shin. After being visited at home plate by manager Dave Roberts and head athletic trainer Neal Rampe, Ethier stayed in the game long enough to witness a wild pitch and draw a walk — then left for pinch-runner Rico Noel.
Ethier limped noticeably as he went back to the dugout. Minutes later, Ethier was driven to the clubhouse by cart, and then taken for further examination.
Update: The Dodgers announced tonight that X-rays on Ethier’s leg were negative, and that he is day to day with a lower leg contusion.