GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier left Tuesday night's Cactus League game with what he called "a little soreness" in his right hamstring, but manager Don Mattingly said it was precautionary.
Ethier wasn't cautious in the one at-bat he had, racing for a triple on his drive off the center-field fence. Mattingly said Ethier was scheduled for two at-bats in the game but lifted him in the third inning after the lone at-bat.
"[Dodgers trainer Sue Falsone] warned me before the game and [Ethier] didn't say it after the hit, but I didn't want to see it after that. He'd had enough," Mattingly said. "It's been a long camp."
Ethier already was scheduled to miss Wednesday's getaway-day game and Mattingly said he expects him to be playable for the Freeway Series of exhibition matchups Thursday-Saturday against the Angels.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.