Why Andre Ethier is one of six outfielders on the Dodgers’ NLDS roster.

SAN FRANCISCO — Andre Ethier will be among the outfielders on the Dodgers’ roster for the National League Division Series, manager Dave Roberts said Sunday.

After breaking his leg in spring training, Ethier didn’t make his regular season debut until Game 141. The 34-year-old veteran enters Game 162 having collected only four hits in 23 at-bats — but 3 for 10 as a pinch hitter, with one home run, a walk and two runs batted in.

Ethier will join left-handed hitters Andrew Toles, Josh Reddick and Joc Pederson, and right-handed hitters Yasiel Puig and Howie Kendrick in the outfield rotation. The NLDS begins Friday in Washington, D.C. The Nationals will host Games 1 and 2 of the best-of-five series.

Here’s what Roberts said about Ethier prior to Sunday’s game:

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.