Free agent second baseman Mark Ellis signed with St. Louis during the offseason reasoning that the Cardinals offered the best shot at a World Series title.
Now he's prepared to show what kind of a contribution he can make toward achieving that goal.
The 11-year veteran arrived at Roger Dean Stadium on Monday - the date for Cardinals position players to report. On Tuesday, he...
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The St. Louis Cardinals continued their busy offseason by signing veteran second baseman Mark Ellis. Ellis most recently played with the Dodgers, and he will turn 37 next season, but the Cardinals just want him as insurance at second for young Kolten Wong, who they plan to play regularly in 2014. Ellis has played 11 seasons in the majors and is seen as a steady player and a good...
The St. Louis Cardinals took care of the vast majority of their offseason needs before the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings last week in Orlando, but one nagging question remained.
What if rookie second baseman Kolten Wong, who hit .153 in 32 games for the Cardinals in 2013, is not ready to handle the everyday duties at second base?
The Cardinals scrounged what was left of...
ST. LOUIS -- Mark Ellis wasn't the best second baseman on the free-agent market, but he sure looks like the best fit for the Cardinals.
General manager John Mozeliak was seeking a player with experience who bats right-handed, would fit in an already tight clubhouse, wouldn't cost any trade chips and could handle second, short and third.
Check, check, check, check and check...
The St. Louis Cardinals have reached an agreement with free-agent second baseman Mark Ellis, according to a source. The one-year deal is pending a physical.
Ellis, who played last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, provides protection for Kolten Wong, the 23-year-old infielder who batted .153 in 32 games last season. If Wong, who bats left, should struggle, Ellis provides a capable...
Mark Ellis‘ tenure with the Dodgers is a pretty simple one to sum up: good to excellent defense, below-average hitting made worse by Don Mattingly‘s insistence on batting him second, and the inevitable leg injury.
2013 provided more of the same old same old from Mark. Ellis saved roughly seven runs with the leather while hitting just .270/.323/.351/.674, posting a...
The Dodgers declined the options on starter Chris Capuano and second baseman Mark Ellis yesterday, and while one decision was an easy call, the other might not have been so clear.
The Dodgers announced on Twitter that they have declined their options on Mark Ellis and Chris Capuano. Ellis’ contract contained a $5.75MM club option, and Caupano’s deal contained an $8MM mutual option...
The Dodgers 2B is out of the hospital after six days after undergoing emergency leg surgery, without which doctors say he could have lost the lower part of his leg.
I was definitely in the minority when the Dodgers signed Mark Ellis in November. Perhaps it's because living in Northern California, I get to watch a lot of Oakland Athletics' games, so I saw him play a lot. Perhaps it's because I have no idea what I'm talking about.
This is what I wrote the day he signed:
"Ellis will likely be the team's starting...
Dodgers second baseman Mark Ellis needed emergency surgery after injuring his leg on Saturday night, and a recent report indicates he was dangerously close to losing a leg.