Reminder: Sliding Head First Is Still The Worst

Somewhat lost in the midst of A.J. Ellis‘ knee surgery, Matt Kemp‘s two homers, Tuesday night’s exciting extra innings victory over Detroit, minor trades for minor leaguers, and the recent uncertainty over whether Josh Beckett would be able to make tonight’s start is the fact that Yasiel Puig has played exactly once since last Wednesday. That’s partially his own doing ...
Via Dodgers Digest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers catcher Ellis undergoes knee surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis underwent arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to clean up the medial meniscus of his left knee. Ellis suffered the injury while running the bases on Saturday. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Drew Butera was his backup, but the Dodgers will be calling up Miguel Olivo or Tim Federowicz to help for the time being. Last season Ellis appeared in...
Via Tireball.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s How A.J. Ellis Got Injured

When we learned yesterday that A.J. Ellis had injured his left knee, requiring surgery today, the question was inevitably: How? Ellis played a full game on Saturday, and taking a seat on Sunday didn’t seem out of the ordinary, since he’d played every inning of the season to that point. Now, Ellis was involved in a close play at the plate on Saturday, getting called out (and...
Via Dodgers Digest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Ellis Knee injury exposes Dodgers’ lack of catching depth

Bench depth looked to be an issue for the Dodgers going into this season. Among the positions that could be seriously affected by injury was catcher. The team didn’t sign a viable backup for A.J. Ellis during the winter, creating a potential vulnerability. That’s now been exposed as Ellis will be sidelined for at least a month after undergoing arthroscopic surgery for a torn...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Lose Catcher A.J. Ellis to Knee Injury

The Los Angeles Dodgers shockingly revealed on Monday that starting catcher A.J. Ellis is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee Tuesday. While I am not a physical therapist or a doctor like FFLockerRoom Fantasy Sports’ very own Ziad Dahdul, it sounds like Ellis will miss the next several weeks. At the moment Drew Butera is Los Angeles’...
Via FF Locker Room
11 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Ellis on Framing, Batting Order, and “Between Two Palm Trees”

If we can take a brief moment from our regularly scheduled discussion of whether or not Yasiel Puig is the worst person in the world and if he’ll merely cost the Dodgers the playoffs or cause the entire franchise to fold, I wrote a thing over at FanGraphs on A.J. Ellis and pitch framing based on a conversation we had last weekend in Arizona. It starts out with this fantastic quote…...
Via Dodgers Digest
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Catcher A.J. Ellis Watches Wife Cindy Give Birth to Daughter While Driving to Hospital

A.J. Ellis never had the chance to personally witness the birth of his first two children, but the Dodgers catcher received an up close and personal view of his wife, Cindy, giving birth to their third child. On the morning of Oct. 12, Cindy informed him that her water had broken. So the couple jumped into the car, hoping to make the 30-minute drive to the Milwaukee hospital. Midway...
Via NESN.com
October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

A.J. Ellis’ wife gave birth to their child in front seat of car

A.J. Ellis‘ story may top all the crazy childbirth stories you have heard. The Dodgers catcher says his wife, Cindy, gave birth to their third child in the front seat of their car as they were rushing to the hospital. Ellis told the story to Molly McKnight, who wrote about it for ESPN The Magazine. Audrey Elizabeth Ellis was born on October 12, around 8:00 a.m. She came about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 30, 2012  |  5 Comments

Dodgers' catcher A.J. Ellis: the greatest thing ever

#AJ2KC Fans tend to be hyperbolic about players (especially prospects), but I think the headline for this post is just right. A.J. Ellis, the Dodgers' 31-year-old catcher, is in fact the greatest thing ever. He drove in the winning run last night in the way that fits his game best -- with a walk. Yes, Ellis went Shrimp on us, and Twitter and blog world absolutely...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

The Dodgers' third-best hitter, A.J. Ellis, bats eighth

A.J. Ellis While Jon Weisman at Dodger Thoughts is (rightfully) starting the "A.J. Ellis All-Star campaign," I'm thinking we need to start a "Move A.J. Ellis up in the order campaign," though, it doesn't have quite the same ring to it. But with Dee Gordon's unsurprising early-season struggles, perhaps it's time to shake up the lineup...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

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