Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/25/14
 “I’m doing all my regular baseball activities.”  “It looks like a normal January for me.” These were the words of Dodger catcher A.J. Ellis according to Steve Dilbeck of the L.A. Times. Ellis, 31, established himself as Los Angeles' starting catcher last season.  Ellis led all National League catchers in double plays turned, while finishing second in assists and runners caught stealing. However, immediately after the season ended, he underwent surgery to clean up tears in the medial and lateral meniscus' in his left knee, a problem that hadn't been disclosed during the season. Following his October 5 procedure, the Dodgers were able to arrange for Ellis to rehab the knee close to his Franklin, Wisconsin home, under the watch of Milwaukee Brewers' physical therapist Mark Lydecker.  “He was just terrific,” Ellis said. “This was the first time I ever had major surgery, particularly being on my lower half. Everything has gone great. It’s a big relief.” The 6'3", 215 lb Ellis has already begun to participate in catching drills and blocking balls in the dirt. Ellis appeared in 133 games last season, surprisingly leading the team in on-base percentage (.373). This is the first spring he will go to camp with not only a job secured, but a starting one at that. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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