Andre Ethier took batting practice Wednesday and performed the other baseball-related drills "I would regularly do if I was playing in the game," he said.

But Ethier was not playing in the game, having been put on the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day because of a strained rib-cage muscle. He joined the Dodgers' other slugger, Matt Kemp, who's out because of a hamstring injury.

Mark Ellis, meanwhile, was activated after injuring his left leg so badly May 19 that he required emergency surgery. Ellis was hurt when he was upended handling a double-play ball.