Ethier pulled up gimpy Friday night after a two-out double in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants. He limped off the field during a pitching change and was replaced by pinch runner Dee Gordon. Jerry Hairston Jr. took over in right field and Yasiel Puig moved to center.
The Dodgers, who came into the game with a magic number of five to clinch the National League West, learned earlier in the evening that starting shortstop Hanley Ramirez will be out until sometime next week because of an irritated nerve in his back that's causing tightness in his left hamstring.
Matt Kemp, the team's most valuable player coming into the season, has been in Arizona attempting to recuperate from an ankle injury that has kept him out since July 21.