LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday following emergency surgery to remove pressure on his left leg, and will remain hospitalized until the middle of next week.
He is expected to be out for at least six weeks.
"He was sent to the hospital, and testing showed elevated pressure in several compartments of the lower leg," Dodgers trainer Sue Falsone told reporters following the Dodgers' 6-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. "There was trauma to the area where everything kind of swells up, so you have to open up the fascia and basically release that pressure. They will keep an eye on it and most likely close that wound up on Tuesday."
Ellis, 34, is the fifth position player and fourth regular that manager Don Mattingly has lost in a span of 11 days.
He was injured during the seventh inning of Friday night's 6-5 Dodgers victory when he took a short toss from shortstop Dee Gordon on a fielder's choice grou...