Ethier has not played the field since Sept. 13 because of discomfort above his left ankle, a condition similar to shin splints. Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said it would be a "great surprise" if Ethier played the field before the NL championship series, if the Dodgers advance.
"Hopefully sooner than that," Ethier said. "That's what we're hoping for. You never know."Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun