Andre Ethier opened his right hand, revealing a blister on his palm that popped three days earlier. The area of raw skin was about the size of a quarter, the exposed region large enough to cause him significant discomfort in his bottom hand when holding a bat.

The ruptured blister was the latest annoyance in what has been a rough few months for the two-time All-Star outfielder.

Ethier was batting a season-best .333 on May 30.

He had played 63 games since then entering the Dodgers' series finale against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday. In those games, he batted .229 with three home runs and 25 runs batted in.