Ethier on Dodgers roster for NLDS despite injury

Outfielder Andre Ethier is on the Los Angeles Dodgers roster for

the NL division series against the Atlanta Braves despite an

injured ankle that likely will limit him to pinch-hitting

duties.

Ethier hasn’t played in the outfield since Sept. 13, but the

Dodgers decided he had enough value to be included on their 25-man

roster – especially with injured slugger Matt Kemp out for the

playoffs.

Skip Schumaker is starting in center field in Game 1 Thursday

night.

Los Angeles also picked infielder Dee Gordon and utilityman

Scott Van Slyke ahead of Jerry Hairston. The 11-man pitching staff

includes left-hander Chris Capuano.

Edinson Volquez (9-12, 5.71 ERA in 32 starts), Carlos Marmol

(2-4, 4.41 in 52 appearances) and Brandon League (6-4, 5.30 in 58

games) were left off.