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Thursday June 28th, 2012

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier left a game against the San Francisco Giants with an undisclosed injury. (Jeff Golden/Getty Images)

Certainly the Los Angeles Dodgers can't afford another injury to a star player. Outfielder Andre Ethier left the game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday with an oblique injury after sliding into second base, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Ethier walked in the first inning and then erased on a double play. He was replaced in right field by utility player Elian Herrera. Herrera is hitless in his last 15 at-bats. Ethier is second in the National League with 55 runs batted in, to go along with a .291 batting average and 10 home runs.

The Dodgers' other All-Star Matt Kemp has been out a month with a strained left hamstring and won't be expected back until after the All-Star Break. The first-place Dodgers began the day one game ahead of the Giants in the NL West.

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