Andre Ethier out with a tight calf muscle

LOS ANGELES – Andre Ethier was scratched from Tuesday's lineup and sent to White Memorial Hospital for further tests on a tight left calf that has been bothering him since he was struck by a pitch 10 days ago in Chicago.

Ethier has struggled since the Chicago series, batting .241 in eight games. He was replaced in center field by Skip Schumaker.

"We wanted the doctor to look at it because whatever it is, it's been a while and, all of the sudden, it got worse," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.

The Dodgers got good news on shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who was available to pinch hit Tuesday and is expected to be in the lineup Wednesday, Mattingly said. Ramirez jammed his right shoulder going into the stands to make a catch on Aug. 4, also in Chicago.

Ramirez is batting .359 with a 1.050 OPS and 11 home runs, but the Dodgers have won seven of the eight games he has missed. Ramirez said Monday he was concerned the shoulder could bother him the rest of this season when he throws, but Mattingly said Dodgers trainers gave him a clean bill of health Tuesday.

"He has no issues at this point," Mattingly said. "Today's the day he's ready."

Here are lineups for Tuesday's game vs. New York Mets ace Matt Harvey:

New York

1. Eric Young LF

2. Juan Lagares CF

3. Daniel Murphy 2B

4. Marlon Byrd RF

5. Josh Satin 1B

6. Justin Turner 3B

7. John Buck C

8. Omar Quintanilla SS

9. Matt Harvey RHP


1. Carl Crawford LF

2. Mark Ellis 2B

3. Adrian Gonzalez 1B

4. Yasiel Puig RF

5. Skip Schumaker CF

6. A.J. Ellis C

7. Juan Uribe 3B

8. Nick Punto SS

9. Hyun-Jin Ryu LHP