Dodgers’ Ethier held out with sore left ankle

Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier was held out of the Los

Angeles lineup Thursday against Pittsburgh because of soreness in

his left ankle.

Ethier developed swelling and discomfort in the ankle after

scrambling back to first base on a pickoff attempt by Ross

Ohlendorf in the fifth inning of Pittsburgh’s 4-3 victory in 10

innings on Wednesday night. Ethier remained in the game and went 1

for 3 with two walks.

X-rays on Ethier’s ankle showed no significant problem, but he

underwent treatment Thursday in Pittsburgh. Dodgers manager Joe

Torre is uncertain whether he’ll play Friday night at Florida.

Ethier hit .272 with 31 homers and 106 RBIs last season. He went

2-for-8 with a double and an RBI in the first two games in

Pittsburgh.