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Ethier’s injury causes flap in Dodgers’ clubhouse

LOS ANGELES — All-Star right fielder Andre Ethier was held out of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup because of a sore right knee, and the team wants to find out the exact nature of the injury.

Ethier went public with his problem in Sunday’s Los Angeles Times, which caused a clamor throughout the clubhouse and resulted in a 15-minute closed-door meeting with first-year manager Don Mattingly and general manager Ned Colletti.

• San Francisco Giants left-hander Jonathan Sanchez might be done for the season with a left ankle sprain that isn’t improving. Manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Sanchez hasn’t made progress, more disturbing injury news for the reigning World Series champions. Sanchez was the team’s most reliable starter down the stretch in 2010.

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