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Ellis scratched, will be cautious with hamstring

Marlins catcher A.J. Ellis was scratched from Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Mets due to a tight left hamstring. The 35-year-old tweaked his leg during a baserunning drill after he caught a live batting-practice session with Brad Ziegler.
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Dodgers re-sign catcher Ellis to one-year, $4.5 million deal

LOS ANGELES -- Catcher A.J. Ellis has agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers, avoiding arbitration.The Dodgers announced the deal Wednesday.The 34-year-old Ellis has spent his entire major league career with the Dodgers, batting .241 with 35 homers and 178 RBI over parts of eight seasons.After playing extensively for three years, Ellis had...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals 3, Dodgers 0: 3 hours of life you’re never getting back

Don Mattingly and A.J. Ellis (A.J. ELLIS!!!) got ejected from tonight’s game for arguing balls and strikes, which summarizes how erratic the zone was today. How much did it matter? Probably not much, as the Dodgers offense was limited to seven baserunners and got shutout by the trio of John Lackey, Kevin Siegrist, and Trevor Rosenthal. Mike Bolsinger came back to reality...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers player review: A.J. Ellis

In my first installment of player reviews for the Los Angeles Dodgers, I will be looking at catcher A.J. Ellis. In his third full season as the starting catcher of the Dodgers, Ellis had his worst offensive season of his career. The 33 year old catcher showed a lot of wear and tear throughout the season, only appearing in 93 games behind the plate for the Dodgers. Looking at the...
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Ellis on DL after suffering ankle injury during no-hitter celebration

LOS ANGELES -- Josh Beckett was still in a celebratory mood one day after throwing a no-hitter for the Dodgers, but one of his teammates wasn't.   Catcher A.J. Ellis, who watched from the bench as Beckett threw a 6-0 no-hitter over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, wound up on the disabled list after spraining his right ankle during the postgame celebration.   Ellis admitted...
Via Fox Sports West
May 26, 2014  |  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
April 08, 2014  |  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
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

A.J. Ellis to have surgery on left knee for meniscus tear, what now?

In a reveal that seemingly came out of nowhere, the Dodgers official Twitter broke news that A.J. Ellis would be undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for a meniscus tear. He also underwent in operation for a meniscus tear in the same knee back in October of 2012. #Dodgers catcher AJ Ellis is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for a meniscus tear...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 07, 2014  |  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
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers, A.J. Ellis avoid arbitration

The Dodgers and catcher A.J. Ellis have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract. The team announced the deal Saturday. Los Angeles has yet to settle with arbitration-eligible closer Kenley Jansen. He is seeking $5.5 million and was offered $3.5 million after earning $512,000 last year. Earlier this month, the Dodgers and star pitcher Clayton Kershaw agreed on a $215...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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